Truth be told I was very sceptical about buying the tickets for the movie ‘Sugar Rush’, first because it is Nigerian and second…you know the rest.
But check me out now, a former big-time doubting Thomas of Nollywood films turned a fan itching for more of this kind of productions. Need I say that watching Sugar Rush is a decision I dont regret.
Judging by the recent traffic the movie has gathered in short space after its debut on December 25, 2019, I’m guessing you must have seen the trailer. Directed by Kayode Kasum and produced by Jade Osiberu, Sugar Rush is about three sisters and their ailing mother. The trio played by Bimbo Ademoye, Bisola Aiyeola and Adesua Etomi-Wellington have their characteristics a far cry away from each other which makes the movie more interesting. The only thing they have in common is their bloodline.
The movie takes us on a journey of how the sisters come in contact with a large sum of money and end up entangled in a deep heated mess with some Crime Lords and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Mere thinking of the scenes in Sugar Rush while writing this review, I am already laughing. Comedy was well delivered! The Characters acted their roles graciously. Asides the three sisters, characters like BB-Naija’s Tobi Bakre, Banky W, Omoni Oboli, Toke Makinwa, and Mawuli Gavor were well aligned in the movie.
I also commend the graphics and editing that was invested in the movie. Very commendable!
The end of the movie might be a hard pill to swallow for some die-hard critics because it included a bit of JUJU Magic but overall, It is a good movie.
What did I learn? I can’t even say. I was too busy laughing and trying to get over the habitual display of the girl next to me on the floor being dealt with a burst of uncontrollable laughter.
Hollop! Regardless of Sugar Rush propensity to make you laugh your ass off, it doesn’t mean the movie was all bants, It had serious moments too. I would rate it a 7.5/10