Actor Aml Ameen makes his debut directional debut with the Rom-Com Boxing Day, we take a quick look to see if it will be a happy Christmas or a present that you didn't want.
A diasporic original, Boxing Day manages to capture the best tropes of Rom-Coms, but still manages to interject its own personal signature by compiling cultural elements not previously seen in a British Rom-Com. In fact, Boxing Day may just be the first film to highlight a UK, US, Jamaican and West African thread, laid out to create an authentic (if not slightly fantastical) Black British cinematic tapestry. You're not going to see the most original, unique Rom-Com ever, but it never tries to be that and the intertwining stories and performances (for the most part) do the genre justice whilst still providing a fresh unfolding of romantic events.
TDD, RC & IK talk: