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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

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

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Trivia

It was Keanu Reeves' idea to wear the lensless glasses in the film and say it was for a role. See more »

Goofs

Sasha has braces on top teeth in some cuts and not others when in the car with Marcus. See more »

Quotes

Marcus Kim: I thought this was a high-end restaurant. Why am I the only one wearing a tux?
Sasha Tran: Oh, sorry, I should have told you. Rich people are done with fancy clothes. Now it's all 4,000$ T-shirt that look like they were stolen off the homeless.
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Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 Best Movie Couples of 2019 (2019) See more »

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May I Have This Dance
Written by Francis Starlite (as Francis Farewell Starlite), Aaron Lammer, Bj Burton (as Brandon Burton), Ariel Rechtshaid, Grace Weber (as Grace Elizabeth Weber), Benny Blanco (as Benjamin Levin), and Cashmere Cat (as Magnus Høiberg)
Performed by Francis and the Lights
Courtesy of KTTF
By arrangement with ZYNC Powered by Round Hill
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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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