Pressure Cooker

2008 NR 1h 39m DVD

Pressure Cooker

2008 NR 1h 39m DVD
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Three Philadelphia high school students negotiate the challenges of the inner city and the demands of their tough-minded culinary arts teacher, Wilma Stephenson, to become contenders in a citywide cooking competition. Charming and surprisingly hilarious, Jennifer Grausman and Mark Becker's inspiring, Emmy-nominated documentary showcases the heights young minds can reach, regardless of their environment, when they're expected to succeed.
Wilma Stephenson
Mark Becker, Jennifer Grausman
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 10+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
age 10+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Pressure Cooker is a must-see for kids hoping to pursue a career in the culinary arts, and a wonderfully inspiring documentary for anyone working hard to make their own dreams a reality. The film chronicles a group of inner-city high school students in Philadelphia who learn high-end cooking from their tough-but-caring teacher, Mrs. Stephenson and compete in a local high school culinary arts contest for scholarships. In the midst of the difficulties of growing up poor, and the universal concerns of teenagers, these students show through example what hard work and a positive attitude can achieve.

Sexual Content

Not applicable


Some of the kids' personal stories are sad or involve crimes, like burglary.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

If you work hard and are willing to make sacrifices to pursue your dreams, they will come true.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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