Race to Nowhere is a documentary which sheds light on the high level ofstress/depression experienced by American high school and middle schools. The stress manifests into anorexia case, stimulants and tranquilizer abuse and attempted suicide transferring these overworked student from the road to success to the road to nowhere.
Despite the heavy subject matter, the production value needs to be upped to keep the viewer engaged instead the film drags on. The documentary follows many students trials and tribulations. Yet the storytelling doesn't allow enough time with each student to allow for a more personal story. The documentary aims to showcase too many scenarios of stress related problems.
Nevertheless, compelling stories are told from the point of view of students, teachers, experts and parents. Among the experts is the author of "The case against homework."