Rive

A Romantic comedy with a dark twist

 28-year-old British-born solicitor Adrian is at the height of his career; he decides to make a life-changing decision. Adrian is planning to propose to his long-term girlfriend Jennifer on her birthday. He enlists the help of his two best friends: the commitment phobic banker Marvin and the success driven politician Darren. They try to come up with proposal ideas. But before they do, the men recount memories of their shared experiences at university. However, when Marvin crashes into Adrian's’ first love Sonia’s car, they see it as a sign. Maybe he’s not supposed to marry Jennifer, the men continue to swap stories about lessons learnt during their awkward teenage years.

The flashback scenes, set in the '90s, are the real heart of the film. They're black teenagers like we rarely see in the movies: not angry, not alienated, not inarticulate.

Adrian recounts the challenges he faced to get Jennifer but also how he broke Sonia’s heart. Marvin sees university as the start of his playboy years and only has good memories. Darren, on the other hand, wasn’t interested  in fun, he spent most of his time studying and having dreams of becoming the first black Prime Minister.

These men have remained friends through the ups and downs and now spend every Saturday morning playing football. As Jennifer’s birthday approaches Adrian, has to make a decision: does he propose or explore his option with Sonia? Unfortunately, we will never know the outcome. There is more to the story than meets the  eye.

 

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