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RYE LANE 2023 (Available for streaming on HULU) Rye Lane is a heartwarming British romcom about finding love again, when you least expect it. The film is titled after the real-life Rye Lane Market located in south London. Rye Lane had its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival. It received critical acclaim as evidenced by 98% from 122 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. With a Runtime of only 1h 22m, the story is simple. Two strangers, Yas & Dom meet cute in a unisex restroom. The rest of the movie is spent with their getting to know each other. Both are reeling from recent bad break-ups and of course it is clear from the beginning that they are meant for each other. After meeting cute, they meander through south London, and swap breakup stories. You will see a good deal of London that you may never have seen before. You will even see an uncredited Colin Firth as the proprietor of a taco stand called “Love Guac’tually.” Firth is a British Oscar-winning actor and star in the movie Love Actually. Barbara and I enjoyed this charming romcom, but must warn you that the dialogue is very fast and very British. Be sure to use the subtitles. GRADE B+

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