Rye Lane

Director: Raine Allen-Miller
Year Released: 2023
Rating: 2.0

In a gender-inclusive restroom at an art exhibition, Yas (Vivian Oparah) hears Dom (David Jonsson) crying over his ex-girlfriend, they meet in the gallery, have a chat and then spend the rest of the day together: she accompanies Dom on a dinner date while he helps her recover a vinyl record from her ex-boyfriend's flat.  It's a copy-and-paste job in terms of plotting - eventually, they have a silly argument and split, still miss each other and reunite on the Thames - and the overly emphatic music-video type cinematography can be obnoxious in parts (I could have personally done without the fisheye lens).  The reason for the "hype" surrounding this is the likeability of its two leads: they seem like polar opposites, but somehow it "works" and one can only hope for a glowing future for both of them.  Lastly, I can attest to the healing power of a Greggs sausage roll ... it's pure comfort.