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Movie Review – Always Be My Maybe


Childhood sweethearts have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years, only reconnecting as adults when Sasha runs into Marcus in San Francisco. Although the old sparks are still there, the couple live in different worlds.

Initial release: 29 May 2019 (USA)

Director: Nahnatchka Khan

Music composed by: Michael Andrews

Screenplay: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Michael Golamco

Producers: Ali Wong, Randall Park, Nathan Kahane, Erin Westerman


Oh my goodness, lmao, it wasnt until the end of the movie that I actually realised the title of was “Always be my maybe” and not “Always be my Maybe”.
The movie ends with Mariah Carey’s Always be my baby sing playing, and scratches when the Movie title gets shown.
Like oops “not always br my baby” its “always be my maybe”
(Ah well, I’m sorry what I just said won’t exactly make sense to you until you watch that part? Lol)

Anyway, this movie didn’t win me over (didn’t really win me over though but it was worth the watch in the end), until almost an hour into it, with Keanu Reeves making a smouldering walk-in appearance, at the double date he was having with Sasha Tran and her ex best friend (one time love) and his new girlfriend.

His appearance was a much needed plot twist, and a great one at that!

I feel like it was because of him that the movie actually got a lift in a way that it wakes you up from your almost boring slumber to realise oh wait, theres more to this movie? Oh wow.
Wakes up!

From his few scenes/cameos *inserts sad face* till the end of the movie, you get to pay attention and appreciate the fact that a movie flips the table, and ends with the man having to pursue his self made rich “love of his life”, instead of the typical “woman always running after her man, and getting to the airport and assumingly thinks he’s left for good” or something storyline.
I’m glad the writers let the man be the one make the sacrifice instead, and I also like that the screenplay made sure to not have any loopholes about that!
Did justice to the story!

Also, the visual aesthetics of the movie is worthy of mention!

Just look at this scene for instance👇🏾

Anyway, for what it’s worth, I’d rate the movie a 5/10. (Dodges Iron)

Cliche or not, it ended up being worth the watch, and even though I personally didn’t really really really feel the lead actors’ chemistry like that, it seems like a movie hopeless romantics might love and enjoy!😊

Movie made me tear up too btw, at the ending scene where she eventually opened up a restaurant in her bestfriend now turned boyfriend’s late mother’s name.
Awww! Weeping!

Also, Ali Wong made sure to do justice to her role really well.

Anyway, have you seen “Always be my maybe”?
What did you think?

Rating – 5/10


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