Aml Ameen has taken on a genre that's not easy to master for his directorial debut Boxing Day . With Hollywood taken over by blockbuster superhero movies, it's meant some genres such as rom-coms, which were previously the big money-makers, have been forced to slowly fade into oblivion. Honestly, when was the last great rom-com you can think of? Well, Boxing Day might just be the next. Releasing a festive rom-com isn't, of course, a new idea but Boxing Day is immediately set apart from its predecessors being the first Black British Christmas movie. The timing couldn't be more perfect as, you might remember, it was this time last year that a certain supermarket chain's Christmas advert – ahem, Sainsbury's – sparked such outrage among some because it simply featured a Black family having their Christmas lunch. Yes, Black people do the normal family thing at this time of year too, and Boxing Day is just a snapshot into how much fun it can be. It follows Melvin (Ameen), an author who lives in LA but is returning home to London to promote his new book alongside his new fiancee Lisa (Aja Naomi King). However, he's less keen on attending… Read full this story
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