While the movie Sugar Rush was a lot of fun, there was one significant aspect that I found to be lacking. The film’s plotline involved two sisters who discovered $800,000 hidden in a man’s house. The sisters proceed on a spending spree which attracts the attention of the EFCC. Eventually, they are forced to stage a robbery on this dangerous man to avoid capture.
Sarah Silverman stars as glitchy racer Vanellope von Schweetz, who leads the team of racers. Other cast members include Mindy Kaling as Taffyta Muttonfudge, Scarlett Johansson as Adorabeezle Winterpop, Jason Ritter as Gloyd Orangeboar, and Emma Watson as Snowanna Rainbeau. Other notable characters include Chawick Boseman as Swizzle Malarkey, Grey DeLisle-Griffin as Jublileena Bing-Bing, and Jessica DiCicco as Minty Zaki.
Sugar Rush is a comedy, and as a result, it features plenty of attempts to be funny. However, the film suffers from too much of it, with a dismal third act that fails to live up to its promise. Still, the movie offers much-needed comedy. And since comedy has become a goldmine for Nollywood blockbusters in recent years, this is a welcome addition to the genre.
While the plotline is somewhat cliched, it focuses on real-life societal issues. It features corrupt politicians and officials. A bankrupt hustler, played by Tobi Bakre, also gets a big role. The movie also features a fake Instagram celebrity named Bola, who leads an unconventional lifestyle based on a fake Instagram account.
The actors in the film are largely unknown to western audiences. However, they are capable of delivering a high-quality performance. The film’s cast includes Bimbo Ademoye, Bisola Aiyeola, and Uzor Arukwe. The movie is also available on Netflix, and is a great choice for fans of the Comedy and Crime genres.
Susie Sugar is the most enterprising of the three Sugar sisters. In order to help her mother with her cancer treatment, she tries to make money by selling compound V (a bogus aphrodisiac). Sola Sugar, meanwhile, is obsessed with shopping and partying, which ultimately makes her less than trustworthy. Their plan to sell compound V coincides with an elderly man’s death and a duffel bag full of cash.
The movie is based on a reality show that aired on TV. In each episode, a team of bakers races against the clock to create an edible confection. The time constraints and taste tests add tension to the competition, but it is mostly a friendly competition. The plot is a good time-passage for families with kids.