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Searchlight Pictures’ Rom-Com ‘Rye Lane’ to Debut on Hulu March 31

Rye Lane

Searchlight Pictures’ newest film “Rye Lane” is an adult rom-com about two twenty-somethings in South London, and it will have its debut on Hulu March 31, 2023.

About the Film

“Rye Lane” made its world premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, where it delighted audiences and critics alike.

It stars David Jonsson (“Industry,” “Deep State”) and Vivian Oparah (“Class,” “The Rebel”), as Dom and Yas, two twenty-somethings both reeling from bad break-ups, who 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.

Their story begins when they meet in an unlikely spot, and follows the two through what turns out to be a serendipitous day for them both.

Fresh from break ups – complete with drama and betrayal – the next hours take them on a journey of self-discovery. The more they learn about each other, the more they are drawn to one another as they go through encounters with their past loves and acquaintances.

Rye Lane

“Rye Lane” marks Raine Allen-Miller’s feature directorial debut who said about the film: “I don’t want to put the film solely in a rom-com box. It’s a film that spends time with two people who you just love immediately. Yes it’s funny, and yes it’s romantic, but it exists as much more than that.”

The critics seem to agree, as the film has an amazing 98% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes after 64 reviews (as of this post).

Written by Nathan Bryon & Tom Melia, the film is produced by Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo and Damian Jones. The film was funded by Searchlight Pictures, BBC Film, and the BFI.

In addition to Hulu in the U.S., “Rye Lane” debuts March 31 on Disney+ Internationally for the rest of the world.

The Trailer

Watch as Yas and Dom meet in an unconventional way, and see snippets of their enccounters with others through the day in this trailer for “Rye Lane”: