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Still shot from the movie: Waiting For “Superman”.

Waiting For “Superman”

Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim looks at the shortcomings of the US public school system. Following the dreams of five young students he asks, "Where is the superman (or woman) who will help these kids get the education they deserve?" Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: A
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 24 Sep 2010
Video Release: 22 Feb 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Home Video Extra Features

Waiting for “Superman” releases to DVD and Blu-ray on February 22, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

- Four additional inspiring teacher/student stories

- Changing the Odds: A look at innovative programs that are changing public education

- Public Education Updates: Changes that have taken place since the making of the film

- A Conversation with Davis Guggenheim

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The Future Is In Our Classrooms

- The Making of “Shine”: the film’s title track by musician John Legend

- Commentary by Director Davis Guggenheim and Producer Lesley Chilcott

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