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Candy Jar (2018)

TV-14 | | Comedy | 27 April 2018 (USA)
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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.

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Ben Shelton

Writer:

Chad Klitzman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jacob Latimore ... Bennett
Sami Gayle ... Lona
Tom Bergeron ... Principal Nelson
Helen Hunt ... Kathy
Paul Tigue ... Mr. Johnson
Austin Flynn ... Twin Taylor
Blake Flynn ... Twin Tanner
Christina Hendricks ... Amy
Uzo Aduba ... Julia
Zack Shires ... Davidson Debater #1
Danny Kang ... Davidson Debater #2 (as Daniel Kang)
Evan Castelloe ... Zack
Ryan Walden ... Davidson Debater #3
Wilbur Fitzgerald ... Davidson Principal
Charles Black Charles Black ... Mail Staffer
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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.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Caixa de Doces See more »

Filming Locations:

Newnan, Georgia, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Bennett: What's the success rate of your students?
Kathy: One hundred percent of my students end up at the institution where they meant to be.
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References Whiplash (2015) See more »

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Don't Be Down
Written & Performed by Wayne G. Miller
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Acccurate
15 July 2018 | by katiesmith-28728See all my reviews

As a high school Junior enrolled in as many AP and honors courses as I can fit into a 7 period schedule struggling to find a spot into a university to have a successful, this movie is accurate; although, it is also dramaticized like many other films today. Many of my fellow students who are intelligent and successful oftentimes have trouble with communication and interpersonal skills, and some of their parents even have them take classes on learning how to interact with others. Our generation has come to a point where society pushes the need for perfection up our throats for so long we forget that it their and hurting many people's mental and physical condition. This movie draws attention to these issues in a lighthearted way that remains relevant. I recommend watching this just to gain an understanding of the stress, pressure, and hard work many high school students must do in order to gain "success".


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