Melvin (Aml Ameen) is a successful British author who returns to London
from America, with his American fiancée (Aja Naomi King) so that he can
introduce her to his eccentric British-Caribbean family at their annual
Boxing Day gathering.
The pair aren’t long with the family when cracks starts start to appear in
their relationship, mostly due to the presence of Melvin’s ex-girlfriend
(Leigh-Anne Pinnock of girl band Little Mix) who appears to still have
feelings for poor Melvin.
As well as starring in Boxing Day Aml Ameen also writes and directs what’s
described as the UK’s first Christmas romcom with a mostly black cast.
Sadly Boxing Day feels like a cheap Christmas present that’s been
reluctantly accepted at Christmas and immediately forgotten about the
following day, co-incidentally Boxing Day. Light in laughs and completely
unromantic, which are really two things that a romcom should have, Boxing
day feels more like a cheap effort from the likes of the Hallmark Channel
as opposed to something that’s been given a full cinema releases. Love
Actually this isn’t.