Pressure Cooker Synopsis
"Pressure Cooker" highlights two semesters in the culinary arts class of Wilma Stephenson, an irreverent high school teacher in Northeast Philadelphia whose no-holds-barred teaching style helps her students earn scholarships to college. Mrs....
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Great movie!

By Movieman-hattan
I saw Pressure Cooker at a screening. I'm not really that into documentaries. But this one was different. It was about a hardass high school cooking teacher who runs her class like the army. This...

Everyone should see Pressure Cooker...

By j_movie16
I saw PRESSURE COOKER at the Philadelphia Film Festival and loved it! I was so happy when it won Best Documentary. It's about this tough-love high school teacher and her class of culinary arts...

***RUN (don't walk) to see this film!***

By screenit2nite
What an inspiring, moving, hilariously funny documentary. The film makers did a phenomenal job of capturing the lives of a crazy (yet extremely loving and supportive) teacher who will do ANYTHING to...


By mbecker42
This is a great movie....

Pressure Cooker

By hannahhill09
One of my favorite movies!! I encourage everyone to watch this incredible film about students who have a passion for the culinary arts. They were dedicated and motivated to do well in the CCAP...

Overall, the most satisfying documentary I've ever seen!

By youngj80
I had no expectations when walking into the theater. I had lots of good laughs a good cry and was captivated from beginning to end. GO SEE THIS MOVIE. You get a glimpse into the lives and struggles...

A Must See!!!

By arthousefilm_lover
If you want a genuine feel good movie experience, don't miss Pressure Cooker! I saw it at a festival in Woodstock and left the theatre on a cloud! Jennifer Grausman has managed to document an inner...

This film rocks!

By number9pictures
I really cared about these kids and their journey through culinary boot camp with a drill sergeant who clearly and touchingly loves them all more than herself. Kudos to the directors for a warm,...


By reel_time_girl
This is the best documentary that I have seen in a while, I understand why it has won so many awards at the festivals. I was lucky to catch it at the Berkshire International Film Festival, where...

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By lovenyc
Fantastic subject that Jennifer Grausman has turned into an incredible film. The only time I have ever had tears in my eyes during a documentary. THe "truth is better than fiction" has been proved ...

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What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Inspiring cooking-themed docu is great for teens.
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