Waiting For “Superman” parents guide

Waiting For “Superman”

Overall A-

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?"

Release date September 24, 2010

Violence B+
Sexual Content A
Profanity B+
Substance Use B

Why is Waiting For “Superman” rated PG? The MPAA rated Waiting For “Superman” PG for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking.

Run Time: 110 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Waiting For “Superman” rated PG? Waiting For “Superman” is rated PG by the MPAA for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking.

Violence: Two dangerous stunts are portrayed.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Language: Brief mild crude terms and some vulgar comments are included in the script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A character discusses the death of his father from illegal drug use. An archival depiction of smoking is shown.

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Waiting For “Superman”
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario G
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

Waiting For “Superman” is directed by Davis Guggenheim and stars .

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Waiting For “Superman” movie is February 22, 2011. Here are some details…

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


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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