See eight kids with eight levels of genius and eight different types of parents. As interesting as the children are in this, what seems to jump out the most are the people who brought them into the world and the way they continue to shape them into what they are, positively or negatively. Ranging from tyrannical to completely disengaged, from the finest New England neighborhoods to the ghetto in D.C., you'll be amazed that all of these parents have raised kids capable of performing at this level.
As for the kids, while all bookish, they range from the sullen & withdrawn that you would imagine to outgoing and silly. You do get the idea that, for all the variations, being this good at anything implies a similarity: you are really, really good at things that the vast majority of people aren't...making you an immediate outsider among your peers who would rather discuss J Lo's latest marriage than the language origin of words.
They all have a story so genuine, you'll be sorry that anyone has to lose. An actual, true documentary, by the way, in a time that political op-ed pieces are falsely handed awards in this category.