Title: Waiting for Superman
Directed by: Davis Guggenheim
Starring: Charles Adams, Jonathan Alter, Robert Balfanz, Harriet Ball, Steve Barr, Celeste Bell, The Black & McGee Family, Geoffrey Canada, James Carter III, Todd Dickson
IMDb Rating: 7.5/10
Original Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
MPAA Rating: PG
Plot: Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim reminds us that education "statistics" have names: Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, whose stories make up the engrossing foundation of WAITING FOR SUPERMAN. As he follows a handful of promising kids through a system that inhibits, rather than encourages, academic growth, Guggenheim undertakes an exhaustive review of public education, surveying "drop-out factories" and "academic sinkholes," methodically dissecting the system and its seemingly intractable problems.