I loved the concept: does academic excellence translate into real world success. The documentary followed 4 high academic achievers from loosely similar backgrounds (the two black students started in a similar financial situation as-well-as the two white students), over the course of 10 years.
It was interesting to see the life-changes and character changes each individual made from teens to adulthood. There were some moments that had me in tears and moments of awe at seeing some students willingness to change for the better. I will add, as a person of color, it was hard to see the easier/quicker strides to "success/goals" the white students had over the black students. I am not minimizing the struggles of the white students but the financial freedom and opportunities of the white students outweighed the black students and this resulted in more open doors and personal explorations; one of the white students noted this in the documentary.
Overall, great concept and interesting people, I wish there were more documentaries like this.
Also, I loved watching the quality of the video change overtime, going from 480p (standard early 2000's quality) to 1080p, it really emphasized the years that were passing.