Anyone remember "Last Christmas" (2019) - that really mediocre film with Henry Goulding and Emilia Clarke? Well, this attempt at seasonal fayre weighs in at around the same level. Aml Ameen, who appears to have done everything save make the cocoa on this is a American-based author whose book on Atlantis brings him home to London for Christmas - the scene of a messy family scenario two years earlier that saw him abandon girlfriend "Georgia" (Leigh-Anne Pinnock). Thing is, now he must return with his new American fiancée "Lisa" (Aja Naomi King) who knows very little about the former girlfriend, now an international singing star. What happens next is just a mess, sorry. Aside from quite a fun game of Jamaican dominoes (the same as any other style, just fuelled by Red Stripe) the rest of this is a series of unlikely coincidences and familial escapades that are really pretty unremarkable. There are a few set piece songs from Pinnock, who seems incapable of introducing any sort of key changes into her flat as a pancake singing and the usually characterful Marianne Jean-Baptiste looks very much like was going through the motions with the dreary and contrived script. It's pretty enough to look at, the production is fine, but otherwise this film has precious little to recommend it.
Comedy / Romance
Comedy / Romance
Inspired by writer, director, and star Aml Ameen's life, Boxing Day follows Melvin (Ameen), a British author living in America, who returns home to London for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée, Lisa (King), to his eccentric British-Caribbean family. Their relationship is put to the test as she discovers the world her fiancée has left behind. —Deadline
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December 17, 2021 at 03:41 PM