Yas (Vivian Oparah) and Dom (David Jonsson), two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, connect over the course of an eventful day in South London - helping each other deal with their nightmare exes, and potentially restoring their faith in romance.
This is a joyously breezy and entertaining watch, with striking visuals and richly charismatic performances from relative newcomers. The romcom has lapsed into such an anaemic state that ‘Rye Lane’ feels like a miracle. Here is an entry into the genre that does not surrender to thinkpiece-ready neuroticism. Instead, it leaves you with a smile on your face and a spring in your step.