Also making waves on Netflix is Nollywood’s Sugar Rush. Sugar Rush is a brave attempt at a comedic classic. The plot is built around three over ambitious and desperate sisters; Susie, Bola, and Sola Sugar played by Adesua Etomi, Bimbo Ademoye, Bisola Aiyeola respectfully. The movie was directed by Kayode Kasum, and was written by Bunmi Ajakaiye.
Sugar Rush excels in the aspect of cinematography and production quality. The initial sequence in which the sisters are introduced individually is completely brilliant, it gives the viewer a sense of their personality, this necessary in understanding their future actions. This movie delivers a top notch editing for Nollywood, especially with the invisible car, and the creative choice of reflecting the cars silhouette when they start flying.
Now to the cast. Adesua is her usual self but this time she delivers her usual role well. Her real life spouse Banky W, plays Anikulapo, the feared figure who must not be named, his character could have been written better in making an epic reveal for this revered persona, or making him a narrative choice. The cast include Omoni Oboli, Jide Kosoko, amongst Instagramers like Toke Makinwa whose monochrome ensemble in her last shot outperformed her, and BBN alumni Bisola, who did well at least, and Nollwoods comic relief guy Williams Uchemba.
Bunmi started off well, but might have either fallen asleep midway, or simply just fought through a terrible writers block. He overshot for plot twists, he pushed hard for the comic factor although some landed like the fart scene, there are cringe worthy moments but you are guaranteed to get at least a mild chuckle. Where does this script excel? In achieving reliability, the characters are relatable, the dialogue is authentic to Nigerians.
Minor plot holes include; why a set of assassins kill someone with money they want, and not take the money? Who deleted the footage from the laptop at the EFCC office, if the boss didn’t know it existed and was in her office and had other motives? This was never addressed. Anikulapo gives his burn them instruction at night, everyone is gone and it is suddenly morning, with one guy who managed to bind both of them even though one is a trained agent. Why Gina recruited inexperienced girls to steal from a man whom she has direct access to, and is reputable for being deadly? So Andy was casually hanging around main land with a bag of dollars? The powerful walking through wall priest, was beaten and overpowered by two dimwits?
Probably the only thing you will not see coming is who has the bag of money at the end. The climax fails because even for a comedy, the moral line falls flat if no justice is served, desperation does not dismiss karma.
All in all the film will keep you fully entertained, and there likely would be a sequel, given the team behind the project, our questions will get answered.