Thursday, March 3, 2011

Waiting for 'Superman' (2010)

Director: Davis Guggenheim. 111 min. Rated PG. Documentary.

Eye-opening documentary on America's handicapped education system, demonstrating the failure of "dropout factories" across the country, while the American teenager's confidence level is idiotically the highest in the world. Watching innocent children as their names were not being called out from a lottery system that appoints kids to one of the more successful public schools, was the excruciatingly painful part of the film. Would've worked better with a shorter duration, and if the director provided some tangible solutions on how to help solve the problem - as he did in An Inconvenient Truth.

Mo says:


  1. Great film...and I thought the Scottish educational system was poor. The overal message of this film was positive though, things do seem to be improving.

  2. Although speaking out about a problem is good in itself, I don't know if the movie has caused any significant change in the US, like "An Inconvinient Truth" did.