Always Be My Maybe is a film which comes directed by Nahnatchka Khan and is written by Michael Golamco, Randall Park and Ali Wong. The film stars Ali Wong, Randall Park and Keanu Reeves. Always Be My Maybe is a romantic comedy film about two childhood friends who end up being romantically involved when they grow up.
When I saw the trailer for this film come across my YouTube feed about a week ago, I instantly clicked it because I remember I saw it in my feed with Keanu Reeves in the thumbnail. Not knowing what I was in for and having just watched John Wick 3, I was not ready for a trailer for romantic comedy film. But I watched it anyway and it looked kind of funny, then I forgot about it. Then, this week, the film just came out on Netflix! I had some spare time on Friday night and thought, alright I’m going to check this one out.
The movie is actually rather good. It’s the sort of film you can put on during any night of the week, when you’re not really wanting to watch anything super tense or action based. The film is quite funny and occasionally a little cringey in a good way. None of the characters were annoying at all and that goes for both the main characters and the minor ones as well. What the film mainly offers is basically a pretty chill experience, with a couple laughs from a bunch of pleasant characters.
The actors all do a fine job and there are some good ones in Always Be My Maybe. Coming out of this film, I very much enjoyed everyone’s performances. Both Ali Wong and Randall Park, had a good on screen relationship and conveyed their long time friendship and also romantic interest quite well. I also really enjoyed seeing Keanu Reeves in this film. But although Keanu was really only in the film for basically a single act/2 scenes, it still was one of the highlights of the experience. We also get a brief appearance from Daniel Dae Kim who I’ve always been a fan of ever since I watched Lost, so it was nice to see him acting again in something.
Overall, I’d say that Always Be My Maybe is definitely worth taking a look at if you have some time for some Netflix this weekend. These romantic comedy films were quite common in the early 2000’s but lately, films in this genre have been a little rare or when they’ve appeared, they’ve been romantic comedy/action films like The Spy Who Dumped Me. After finishing the film, I thought it was quite pleasant. The actors were all very nice to watch and the overall tone of the film, was pretty chill. If you have been wanting to have a new romantic comedy to watch, I’m happy to recommend you try Always Be My Maybe this week on Netflix.