How ‘Rye Lane’ Perfectly Captures What’s Been Missing from Rom Coms for Decades: Unbridled Joy

Raine Allen-Miller crafts a lively modern-day Black British romance.

Robin A Henderson
5 min readApr 14, 2023
A man and woman walk in a hallway.
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Do you remember when you last experienced pure bliss?

You woke up full of joy, brimming with uncontrollable optimism.

As you stepped out the door and prepared for the day ahead, you looked up at the electric blue sky and, at that moment, all your sorrows disappeared.

What follows is a perfect blissful day, as you’d see in a romantic comedy.

The barista was ready with your favorite coffee when you arrived.

Your commute was surprisingly fast, and you didn’t encounter any useless interruptions the entire day.

You’ve stepped into the joyous zone, and your life will never be the same.

Get ready to be blown away by Rye Lane, Raine Allen-Miller’s uplifting love story that brings boundless bliss to life on screen.



Robin A Henderson

I write about inclusive storytelling in Hollywood and diverse representation in wellness.