Waiting for Superman (2010)

Waiting for Superman

Director: Davis Guggenheim

Writers: Davis Guggenheim & Billy Kimball

I really don’t know where to begin with a documentary like this.  It isn’t a topic I know much about on my own so I can’t really say anything about it is wrong or right.  It is definitely emotional seeing little kids entire lives pretty much decided by a bingo game.  Moments of it feel a little staged, especially the last 5-7 minutes or so.  Based on what I see here the system definitely seems broken but like any issue highlighted in a documentary you can’t boil something down like this into an hour 45 minutes.  Tenure does seem crazy to me and I never understood why it was something that applied to teachers.  It is definitely well made, interesting to watch, and makes you think, and I suppose that is what a good documentary should do.

About Jon Watches Movies

My name is Jon and I live in New Jersey. These are the movies I have watched since January 1, 2011.
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