Always Be My Maybe

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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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Critic Reviews for Always Be My Maybe

All Critics (84) | Top Critics (17)

  • Past the performances, the remarkable part of Always Be My Maybe is how the film inhabits Asian-American culture.

    Jun 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.

    Jun 4, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's not new, but it's just as powerful (and, yes, still funny) as it ever was.

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

    Kate Erbland

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  • 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…

    Benjamin Lee

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Audience Reviews for Always Be My Maybe

  • Jun 29, 2019
    Park and Wong's chemistry is electric and Reeves' extended cameo is just fantastic.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2019
    Drags a bit in the 2nd act, but the leads chemistry and the wonderful surprise cameo more than make up for it.
    Spencer M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 10, 2019
    Ali Wong and Randall Park sparkle together in this cheesy, yet surprisingly delightful rom-com. Always Be My Maybe is unapologetic, charming and filled with heart to the core that will leave audience with warmth and laughter by the end of this Netflix original. 3.98/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 07, 2019
    A feel-good, must-see film, Always Be My Maybe soars above the rest of the romcom genre due to engaging leads, smart writing, excellent pacing, and a lot of heart.
    Matthew Samuel M Super Reviewer

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