Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pressure Cooker

Pressure Cooker is a well-done documentary about a tough culinary arts teacher in Philadelphia, Wilma Stephenson, and the students she grooms, sometimes with a verbal bludgeon, for a scholarship competition.

I walked out wanting to mail Wilma a check.

Wilma's modus operandi is that of a boot camp instructor and the beauty is that the kids who stick with her know intuitively that she's got their best interests at heart.

Engrossing, suspenseful, engaging, humorous, uplifting.

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