The Jade Osiberu magic is back! This time, it shines through the directorial wand held by fast-rising director, Kayode Kasum.
Sugar Rush is Kasum’s first attempt at a crime comedy and he does an impressive job directing the technical aspect of the movie. The detailing of camera angles, visual effects are a tell-tale sign of Kasum’s brilliance.
Starring Adesua Etomi Wellington, Abisola Adeola, and Bimbo Ademoye, the movie is based on a rather fantastic tale of two sisters (Adesua and Bisola) who stumble on $800,000 at a crime scene. The sisters including the social media audio-living vlogger (Bimbo Ademoye) have an ailing mother and bag full of dreams of livin’ la Vida Loki. Their fast luck runs out even before it peaks when both law enforcement and the bad guys go after them.
Although Sugar Rush is an intentional, well-articulated piece of onscreen art, the movie is anything but a perfect comedy.
The first half of the movie struggles to keep true to its watchword. It tries but fails to deliver on the seamless humor promised by some introductory scenes. Thankfully, the disappointment doesn’t get the chance to consume you whole before you finally find some genuine cause for humor.
Sugar Rush also suffers major sound effects issues. Some of the echoes and audibility issues that marred this beautiful production were not the making of crappy cinema speakers.
Certain features point out Osiberu’s film finger prints. Just like her last fan- favorite, Isoken, set design is intentional and designed to give the story life. Sugar Rush isn’t an exception. Osiberu is also an actor’s Director. So, her collaboration with Kasum brought balance to the creative components of this film.
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