I loved Always Be My Maybe and I have to say it’s my favorite Netflix rom-com to date. I loved it so much that I watched it twice in one day, which I never do, and I’ve been obnoxiously telling everyone I know to watch it right now! Sasha Tran, played by Ali Wong, is an uber-successful chef at the height of her career but returning home to San Francisco forces her to reevaluate her life and her relationships. I loved that this movie was centered on a strong, independent career woman who doesn’t change who she is just for a man. Ali Wong was a delight to watch and I adored her smart but goofy portrayal of Sasha.
A childhood spent mostly alone with neglectful parents, has greatly affected how Sasha views her childhood and her home. But the one thing she could always count on was her best friend, Marcus Kim, played by Randall Park. However, they lost touch after a fight their senior year and their lives are very different now. Marcus loves his life and his routine but he’s also stuck in a rut of his own making. Randall Park played the part so well and I found myself falling in love with him right alongside Sasha. He’s the breath of fresh, non-Los Angeles air that Sasha’s been desperately needing.
Sasha and Marcus had such great chemistry and Always Be My Maybe had me laughing and swooning through the whole movie. The comedic timing was perfect and the comedy never felt forced; instead I felt like I was watching real people in a real world. The side characters were a wonderful addition and I died through the entire part with Keanu Reeves. I truly loved every part of this movie!
Released May 2019