Written by: J. Logan
Hello to all my Femm fans who are as equally addicted to Netflix as I am. This post is to bring you the good news of another Netflix original that will be released soon. Set to be released on the 27th, the indie comedy film Candy Jar may just win you over. Directed by Ben Shelton, the indie comedy drama will follow the story of two high school students on the debate team.
This high school coming of age story follows the journey of Bennett Russell (Jacob Latimore) and Lona Skinner (Sami Gayle) as they try to make it through high school. Although they are enemies they put their skills together in order to make it to the debate championships. Rising film star Jacob Latimore started his career doing music and in 2010 began to expand his talents to movies. He has been cast in many great films such as Black Nativity (2013), Collateral Beauty (2016), and Detroit (2017).
Co-star Sami Gayle is talent on the rise as well beginning her career in 2009 with a role on the CBS series As the World Turns. She then landed a role on the CBS series Blue Bloods in 2010. The film will also star Emmy winner Uzo Aduba from Netflix series Orange Is the New Black. Starting her career on Broadway she has definitely generated quite a buzz for herself over the years and I think this role will be an interesting direction for her.
I believe the light-heart drama will be a great coming of age story for those coming out of high school. I think the film will be worth the watch, but you can decide yourself. Check out the trailer.