Candy Jar (2018)

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The only two students on their elite high school's debate team have a heated rivalry, but as the pressure of overbearing mothers and college admissions escalates, they realize they might actually share some similarities.

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Cast

Uzo Aduba
as Julia Russell
Tom Bergeron
as Johnson
Sami Gayle
as Lona Skinner

Critic Reviews for Candy Jar

All Critics (7)

The genius of Candy Jar is not in how much of Lona and Bennett's journey feels new. It's the sense of perspective and even realism inherent in their story that makes a case for the ways we can learn and grow from failure and loss.

Feb 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Positive message, but tame, predictable and the few jokes that work die of loneliness.

Jul 12, 2018 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Though supposedly on the same side, Bennett and Lona will stop at nothing to one-up each other until ... well, what do you reckon?

May 11, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Candy Jar is a surprisingly sweet and touching teen romance drama that goes down easy and had me craving seconds.

May 6, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

'Candy' turns out to be the most apropos way to describe Candy Jar. It's reliably sweet and empty, a fine choice for anyone looking for a light option.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Drama about debate team rivals has some cursing.

May 2, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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