Candy Jar — Trailer


added: Thu, Apr 19th '18

Two highly-competitive high school debate champions gradually develop a mutual respect for each other when their school puts them together on the same debate team.

Check out the official trailer for "Candy Jar," a new Netflix original movie that tells a sweet, quirky story about an overachieving high school girl (played by TV's "Blue Bloods" actress Sami Gayle) who is forced to pair up with her number-one debate rival, an equally overachieving and brilliant student (played by rising actor Jacob Latimore, from Showtime's "The Chi" and the street magician thriller "Sleight").

While butting heads as they prepare for the state debate championship as a two-person team, these two young debating competitors find common ground when they realize that they are more alike than they are different.

Co-starring Mad Men's Christina Hendricks and Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba as the kids' respective mothers with Oscar-winner Helen Hunt playing a guidance counselor, "Candy Jar" is directed by Ben Shelton, who previously wrote and directed the semi-reality web series "The Daly Show" about TV actor Tim Daly and his son, Sam.

"Candy Jar" is premiering next week, April 27th, on Netflix.

An introverted high school girl from a working-class background and her wealthy debate team nemesis 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.


directed by   Ben Shelton

starring   Sami Gayle, Jacob Latimore, Christina Hendricks, Uzo Aduba, Helen Hunt, Tom Bergeron

release date   April 27, 2018 (on Netflix)

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