Always Be My Maybe (2019) - Rotten Tomatoes

Always Be My Maybe (2019)



Critic Consensus: Carried by the infectious charms of Ali Wong and Randall Park, Always Be My Maybe takes familiar rom-com beats and cleverly layers in smart social commentary to find its own sweet groove.

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Childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don't speak for 15 years. They reconnect as adults when Sasha, now a celebrity chef opening a restaurant in San Francisco, runs into Marcus, a happily struggling musician still living at home working for his dad.

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Ali Wong
as Sasha
Keanu Reeves
as Keanu Reeves
Ashley Liao
as Sasha at a younger age
Jackson Geach
as Marcus at a younger age
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Past the performances, the remarkable part of Always Be My Maybe is how the film inhabits Asian-American culture.

June 5, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Always Be My Maybe has that made-for-the-small-screen quality, almost a movie but not quite-it feels rushed, rough and a bit too casual, as if the script needed just another draft or two.

June 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's not new, but it's just as powerful (and, yes, still funny) as it ever was.

June 4, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Netflix seems to have found its true purpose in original movie programming over the past year: clever, endlessly meme-able rom-coms meant to be watched on the floor in your weird pajamas.

May 31, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Rather, the screenplay - which was co-written by Wong and Par.k, with help from Michael Golamco - settles into a relaxed groove that allows its main characters to play at what they do best

May 31, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Always Be My Maybe hits all of the beats we have come to expect yet fails to do so well enough, as if the mere existence of a technically well-structured romantic comedy is better than nothing.

May 31, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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