One of the most purely joyful movies in an age, one of the most confident debuts of the last ten years, and likely one of the best films of the year, Rye Lane is a testament to the popcorn power of rom-coms.
“Which brings us to Rye Lane, making its debut on Disney+ this week despite opening in cinemas barely even six weeks ago. The two facts are perhaps intertwined and that’s a major shame because Raine Anne-Miller’s debut feature will likely go down as one of the best movies of 2023. I know that’s a bold claim to be making when the first four months of the year have already provided stiff competition for the crown – John Wick: Chapter 4, A Thousand and One, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, and Blue Jean just for the non-holdovers. But it is rare as hell for me to sit through a movie with a consistent smile as brightly beaming as I did here. Rye Lane is living testament to the pure popcorn power of the romantic-comedy, how relentlessly joyful and charming and escapist they can be whilst still tapping down into something truthful and insightful about ourselves.”
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