Fucking pompous teenagers who think they know everything and have the world by the balls. If that sounds good to you, watch this film. The girl in the screenshot was in Todd Solondz' "Palindromes", but this is nothing like that film.
Very well done doc. For those complaining that the subject matter doesn't relate to them -- documentaries on the most obscure, obtuse subjects can be brilliant, just as there are poorly made documentaries following great people. This film explores character nicely and the election gives the dramatic tension required to keep you interested. one of them struck me as the second coming of Nixon, for sure. scary.
Loved, loved, loved this movie. If there is any doubt about why or whether the public education system works in this country, the Good Ol' USofA all anyone would have to do is watch this movie. Give our children good schools and they will give us good students and become good citizens.
A solid three and a half stars. This documentary was a great look inside the inner workings of one of New Yorks power schools. Politically somber, sometimes funny, and if you pay attention to what sometimes goes on just to the side of the action- sad. A smart doc that doesn't orchestrate situations for the sake of drama. Highly recommended.