Official Trailer for High School Debate Team Indie Comedy 'Candy Jar'

April 19, 2018
Source: YouTube

Candy Jar Trailer

"This is you're future, and you are going to win." Netflix has debuted an official trailer for an indie drama titled Candy Jar, from indie director Ben Shelton. This quirky comedy is about dueling high school debate champs who are at odds on just about everything forge ahead with ambitious plans to get into the colleges of their dreams. Of course, even though they're at odds, opposites attract and then sparks fly. Candy Jar stars Sami Gayle (of Vampire Academy, "Blue Bloods") as Lona, and Jacob Latimore (of Sleight, "The Chi") as Bennett, with a cast including Christina Hendricks, Uzo Aduba, Helen Hunt, and Tom Bergeron. This honestly looks fun, though nothing new (see Rocket Science), but I admit I am curious to check it out.

Here's the first official trailer for Ben Shelton's Candy Jar, direct from Netflix's YouTube:

Candy Jar Movie

An introverted high school girl from a working-class background (Sami Gayle) and her wealthy debate team nemesis (Jacob Latimore) can't agree on anything, but when they're forced to work together to compete in the state championship, they discover opposites can sometimes attract. Candy Jar is directed by American filmmaker Ben Shelton, of only the film Waking before this, as well as a number of shorts previously. The screenplay is written by Chad Klitzman. This hasn't premiered at any film festivals. Netflix will release Shelton's Candy Jar streaming exclusively starting April 27th later this month. Your thoughts?

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Unusual duo. And I like the spirit she shows here. Might be worth of watch only for that reason ...

shiboleth on Apr 19, 2018


The acting looks well done, but the plot looks tired.

DAVIDPD on Apr 19, 2018


Nah, I'll pass. Could have been a entertaining screw-ball type comedy, but it's reeks of "a very special episode" Also, if you're gonna talk fast, at least be funny...see: "My Girl Friday", " Bringing Up Baby"...

kitano0 on Apr 20, 2018


Love Jacob and anything he's in.

Jo-Ann Geffen on Apr 23, 2018

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