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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?"
Why Is Waiting For “Superman” Rated PG?
Waiting For “Superman” is rated PG for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking.
Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Waiting For “Superman”...
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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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: G
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Details on home video releases of Waiting For “Superman”...
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 Making of “Shine”: the films title track by musician John Legend
- Commentary by Director Davis Guggenheim and Producer Lesley Chilcott