& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 10 left in stock - order soon.
Sold by Bridge_Media and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Waiting for "Superman" has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: EX- LIBRARY DVD(s). Will have typical labels and markings. Disc(s) in good condition. Case/Artwork may have moderate wear. Does not have digital access code if applicable.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$9.15
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Waiting for "Superman"

4.4 out of 5 stars 519 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Feb 15, 2011)
1
$7.61
$2.21 $0.99
DVD
(Feb 15, 2011)
Standard Edition
1
$7.34 $1.62
DVD $17.95 $1.00

There is a newer version of this item:


Frequently bought together

  • Waiting for "Superman"
  • +
  • The Lottery
Total price: $13.24
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

From the Academy Award-winning Director of An Inconvenient Truth comes the groundbreaking feature film that provides an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. Waiting For “Superman” has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life. Waiting For “Superman” will leave a lasting and powerful impression that you will want to share with your friends and family.

Amazon.com

In a documentary sure to get parents and teachers talking--and arguing--An Inconvenient Truth director Davis Guggenheim offers an eye-opening overview of America's ailing educational system. Geoffrey Canada, founder of the Harlem Children's Zone, serves as his primary speaker. As a kid in the Bronx, Canada learned that Superman didn't exist, which broke his heart, but also inspired him to help other underprivileged children. Aside from Canada and Washington, DC, school chancellor Michelle Rhee, Guggenheim profiles Anthony, Francisco, Bianca, Daisy, and Emily, engaging young people without access to institutions adequate to their needs (Guggenheim concentrates on the inner city). Bianca's single mother, for instance, sends her daughter to a private facility in New York, but that ends when she can no longer afford the tuition. The five families choose the charter school option, but not every child will win the lottery, since applicants outnumber spaces (in Bianca's case, 767 apply for 35 slots). Guggenheim also questions teachers' unions, which sometimes act against the best interests of students. He's particularly concerned about underperforming instructors who suffer no disciplinary measures due to tenure, but he credits the dedicated professionals who help at-risk kids beat the odds. The film ends with a potentially happy outcome for one subject, but updates on the others fail to materialize. After investing in their stories, it's natural to expect more information. Guggenheim otherwise provides a persuasive argument that involved parents will always have an advantage over those who accept whatever comes their way--no matter how ineffective. --Kathleen C. Fennessy


Special features

Four additional inspiring teacher/student stories
Changing the Odds: A look at innovative programs that are changing public education
Public Education Updates: Changes which 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

Product details

  • Actors: Geoffrey Canada, Michelle Rhee
  • Directors: Davis Guggenheim
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Studio: Paramount Vantage
  • DVD Release Date: February 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 519 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B003Q6D28C
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,704 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "Waiting for "Superman"" on IMDb

519 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Read reviews that mention

Showing 1-4 of 519 reviews

June 10, 2016
Format: Prime VideoVerified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
January 30, 2016
Format: Prime VideoVerified Purchase
10 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
October 9, 2013
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
7 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse
March 23, 2013
Format: DVDVerified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Comment Report abuse

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Waiting for "Superman"
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Waiting for "Superman"

Pages with related products. See and discover other items: superman 3, superman issues