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Always Be My Maybe (2019)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 31 May 2019 (USA)
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Everyone assumed Sasha and Marcus would wind up together except for Sasha and Marcus. Reconnecting after 15 years, the two start to wonder - maybe?

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Nahnatchka Khan
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ali Wong ... Sasha
Randall Park ... Marcus
James Saito ... Harry
Michelle Buteau ... Veronica
Vivian Bang ... Jenny
Keanu Reeves ... Keanu Reeves
Susan Park ... Judy
Daniel Dae Kim ... Brandon
Karan Soni ... Tony
Charlyne Yi ... Ginger
Lyrics Born Lyrics Born ... Quasar
Casey Wilson ... Chloe
Miya Cech ... 12 Year Old Sasha
Emerson Min ... 12 Year Old Marcus
Ashley Liao ... 14 / 16 Year Old Sasha

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Childhood friends Sasha and Marcus have a falling out and don't speak for 15 years. But when Sasha, now a celebrity chef in Los Angeles, returns to her hometown of San Francisco to open a new restaurant, she runs into her old pal - a happily complacent musician still living at home and working for his dad. Though the two are reluctant to reconnect, they soon find the old sparks - and maybe some new ones - are there. Written by Netflix

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There's Always Been Something Between Them

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content, drug use/references, and language | See all certifications »

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Ali Wong and Randall Park said that Keanu Reeves was their first choice for the film. The script was sent to him, but Wong and Park never thought they would get him. Reeves had watched Wong's Netflix special 'Baby Cobra' and read the script to 'Always Be My Maybe' and said yes. Wong said he wrote "I would be honored to be part of your love story." Park said that Reeves was quoting lines from Wong's special. See more »

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At 14:00, Sasha's seat belt appears and disappears between shots. See more »

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Keanu Reeves: The only stars that matter are the ones you look at when you dream.
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References John Wick (2014) See more »

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Sail
Written by Aaron Bruno
Performed by AWOLNATION
Courtesy of Red Bull Records
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Decent rom-com but weak romance and understanding of humam behavior
6 June 2019 | by arro253See all my reviews

There were a few laughs and there's a nice feel-good factor in here. Ali Wong and Keanu Reeves were great, as well.

However, in certain parts, the characters' actions were so over the top, creating a drastic change in tone that broke immersiveness in the 'romance' of the story.

I didn't believe in the great love or even friendship between the two leads because a long relationship like that is more than a few jokes and one sexual encounter. There was no sense of them having been through a lot together or knowing each other's unique quirks or talking about big life stuff and finding out each other's values.

Also, one part at the end surprised me by being construed as a romantic gesture on Ali Wong's part. I am sure that most people in real life would be angry and upset that what they thought was their business booming turned out to be a loved one secretly throwing money at the problem.

While I can see Ali Wong's character as being an amazing; desirable woman, Randall Park's character came off as immature to the point of being selfish and mean-spirited, hence not likeable or attractive.

His 'growth' and realization at the end felt like too little, too late. It came off as a man who seemed to do a one-eighty because he had nothing else in his life anyway, rather than someone who grew into himself and finally realised he appreciated her.


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31 May 2019 (USA) See more »

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