Underwater Dreams (NR)
Documentary July 11, 2014
That story, told in interviews and re-enactments, takes up about half of Mazzio's sunny doc. The rest follows up a couple years later, showing what became of the team members, what later Hayden squads have accomplished, and reuniting the '04 winners with the MIT kids they faced off against. Over cheery, generic music, smart folks make a passionate defense of a more welcoming U.S. immigration policy — these young dynamos have to deport themselves and then wait 10 years for a crack at citizenship. But the film is dismayingly formless, every point is made too many times, and there's too little drama or revelation here.