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Boxing Day

By Stefan Pape, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Festive romcom has diversity, language, sex references.

Movie NR 2021 109 minutes
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This British romcom is an entertaining festive film that is the perfect tonic after a long week's work. Boxing Day is a film to kick back to, make a cup of tea and enjoy, under a blanket while it snows outside. For this you've got to commend first-time writer and director Ameen, who has displayed a real aptitude for his new craft behind the lens, while of course starring as the leading role. Casting himself as a love interest to two brilliant women does bear shades of self-indulgence, but it's heart remains in the right place.

Ameen affectionately ridicules the cliches and familiar beats of the Christmas comedy genre, while remaining sincere and romantic. What helps is the fine ensemble he has put together, with Marianne Jean-Baptiste brilliant, as ever, while there's an impressive debut turn for Pinnock, taking a break from her musical career to show a real skill for acting. All of which contributes to making Boxing Day a stand-out festive film.

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