2nd September: Out This Week in Cinemas!

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We’ve got two family films out this week, and they both come recommended by our friendly film experts at the film education charity FILMCLUB. So what’s first?

The Art of Getting By

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Cert: 12A

Running Time: 83 mins

Year Produced: 2011

Director: Gavin Wiesen

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser

What’s it about? George never completes his homework, but despite that, the bored teenager seems to have made it to his senior year. Sneaking onto the roof of his privileged New York school, he meets similarly jaded Emma and together they form a bond over difficult parents and awkward emotions.

Encouraged by this new relationship but threatened with failing his graduation George allows 25-year-old artist called Dustin to mentor him. But as he soon learns, life and love never go according to plan!

Our Verdict: This teen drama might be a bit mushy for some, but there are some great performances from Emma Roberts (Wild Child) and Freddie Highmore (of The Spiderwick Chronicles fame), which will keep you interested.

Like this? Then also try these great films: An Education (2009, 12), Somers Town (2008, 12), 400 Blows (1959, PG).

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Each week we look at the cinema releases for young kids to teens, under the age of 18.

Missed a previous week? Then click here for more releases.

Click here for more film news, interviews and updates.

The next is another film with the FILMCLUB stamp of approval!

The Hedgehog

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Cert: 12A

Running Time: 99 mins

Year Produced: 2009

Director: Mona Achache

Cast: Garance Le Guillermic, Josiane Balasko, Togo Igawa

What’s it about? Paloma is one of those kids who thinks she’s cleverer than everyone she knows. The result is that she is very, very bored and mostly only talks to her video camera!

Until she starts taking an interest in Renée, the grumpy caretaker in her smart apartment block in Paris.

As time goes on and the two become friends, Paloma becomes a bit less snotty and Renée decides maybe she’s not too old to have a good time after all.

Our Verdict: Like its characters, the film turns out to be a bit spiky on the outside but soft on the inside!

Like this? Then also try these great films: Alice In The Cities (1974, U), Happy Times (2002, PG), Matilda (1996, PG)

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