Always Be My Maybe (2019)

Childhood friends who live right next door to each other grow closer and closer until they become teenagers and share one night that makes it exceedingly awkward for the rest of their lives. As time passes the two split up and move away from each one another. Fast forward to present day, Sasha (Ali Wong) is now a proud owner of some restaurants. At the same time, Marcus (Randell Park) regularly performs with his band as well as helping his father install air conditioning units. Naturally, the two bump into each other and begin to reconnect, sharing things from the past and their present.

I have seen Ali Wong do live stand up on Netflix, and she usually is flipping hilarious- crude, but entertaining. Naturally, with this being her 1st role in a full feature film, I was excited to see what she could bring to the screen. To my surprise, Ali Wong is toned down in regards to personality and delivers more of a kind-hearted role instead of just yelling and being crude. People, she is acting, and she has done well! It was great to see her act.

Our leads are delightful to see on screen, and I was amazed at how believable they were together as a couple. I also enjoyed all the other side characters around the main characters.

To top it off, this film also gives one of the most random and surprising cameos I have ever seen in a movie. The spotlight is shared with the actor Keanu Reeves, who plays … Keanu Reeves. I found his presence during the film an absolute crack up as he makes fun of himself. But! Fans will be disappointed when he disappears after his approx—15 minutes of screen time.

As a comedy, this film did remind me a little bit of Crazy Rich Asians (2018) with the film making many jokes about Asian culture, clothing and food. The runtime is a slight drag, plus as a plot, it’s nothing overly new nor is the humour anything next level. The film also brings drug references, including a character smoking pot and little elements like these, didn’t need to be in the movie. However, if you’re seeking something light in regards to plot and humour, this is worth your attention either way.

Overall, Always Be My Baby is an essential and straightforward rom-com which many Netflix users will enjoy. It has a small amount of giggles; some light-hearted moments and a surprising (yet random) cameo from actor Keanu Reeves. With these factors added up, the film is something fairly positive but still nothing overly new in regards to both plot and humour—worth a look.

6.0/10

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In case you're wondering, this film has no connection with the film Money Train, which was featured back in 1995. Money Plane is an entirely new film altogether. Jack (Adam Copeland) is a skilled thief who works with a small crew. His boss is a dangerous crime lord...

Cats & Dogs: Paws Unite (2020)

For centuries cats and dogs have battled against each other, every day each of them trying to win the affection from all the humans across the world.  Thankfully, the world leaders representing both cats and dogs came together and managed to come to an agreement...

Archive (2020)

Set in the future, the year is 2038. George (Theo James) is a highly-skilled computer engineer. Currently he is working in a secret base where he is conducting many repairs to get the base in full operation. While doing repairs, George is also working on building new...

High Ground (2020)

Inspired by real events.  The film is set in the 1930s, North Australia. High Ground follows two men who both have a past filled with pain and hurt.  Travis (Simon Baker) is a gun for hire and a skilled bounty hunter.  Daily, he is filled with...

Batman: Soul of the Dragon (2021)

Set in the 1970s, a group of well-trained martial arts students must come together as they attempt to stop evil forces from unleashing a horrifying demon which will destroy the world. Bruce Wayne (aka Batman) has just broken up with his love and is saddened. But soon...

Rams (2020)

Set in Western Australia, Rams follows two brothers named Colin (Sam Neill) and Les (Michael Caton). While the men are located on farms directly side by side to each other, they have been at war with one another for years. They also refuse to speak to each other....

Russian Raid (2020)

Nikita (Ivan Kotik) is a former Russian operative and an honourable war hero.  He is a human weapon and skilled fighter, plus he has a dark past which haunts him daily.  Soon Nikita accepts a job to take control of a private factory, allowing his boss to...

City of Lies (2018)

Following an ex-detective named Detective Russell Poole (Johnny Depp) who used to work for Los Angeles Police Department, the film begins with an introduction to the character.  Detective Poole is no longer on the force and is now an older, retired man living...

Hunted (2020)

The film introduces a woman named Eve (Lucie Debay).  Eve works in the construction industry and is currently overseeing a large construction job.  She is now under pressure from upper management regarding her newest project. One night, while trying to sleep...

Lupin The Third: The First (2019)

Lupin was created by a manga artist who goes by the alias title of Monkey Punch, eventually leading to a popular TV series (and multiple manga feature films). This time, movie lovers get to see a whole new feature film following the character in a brand new unique...

The Elfkins – Baking A Difference (2019)

After reading the title of this film, I know what you are thinking. What's an Elfkin? And are they related to Christmas? Well, the definite answer is Elfkins are not connected to Christmas. They are something far more significant than anyone could imagine. Elfkins are...

Antebellum (2020)

This story follows a woman (played by Janelle Monáe) who is currently a slave on a plantation site.  Like this woman, many other slaves are forced to work and do horrific things.  Many have tried to escape, but each attempt ends with tragic and heartbreaking...

Skylines (2020)

It has been fifteen years since Planet Earth witnessed the beginning of an alien invasion from the sky. The world became a battlefield with aliens vs human and in the end only a small number of survivors still roam the earth. Continuing on from the second instalment...

Dreambuilders (2020)

Dreambuilders follows a young girl named Minna (voiced by Robyn Dempsey). Minna is an only child who lives with her father. Daily, she is reminded of the fact that her mother left her father to pursue a singing career when she was just a young girl. In the present...

The Flood (2020)

The Flood tells a brutal story of pain, suffering and revenge. We witness the introduction of Jarah (Alexis Lane) who has a husband Waru (Shaka Cook) and a young daughter named Binda. When Jarah is taken away from her land and removed from her family, she is used...

Trolls World Tour (2020)

Continuing on from where we last left our loveable Trolls, life is excellent for Queen Poppy and her fellow Trolls… until! The Queen of the Hard Rock Trolls begins to take over every Troll kingdom. Now the Pop Trolls will come together with a plan to not only save...

No Country for Old Men (2007)

Set in rural Texas, No Country for Old Men tells the story of three key characters in the one film.  Our first character is Llewelyn (Josh Brolin) who discovers the aftermath of a shootout which appears to be from a major drug deal gone wrong. Llewelyn...

The Black String (2018)

Jonathan (Frankie Muniz) is a single man who works at a local convenience store.  Lonely and sick of being single, Jonathan even gets envious when he sees the couple visiting his store.  One night, while watching TV, an ad appears on his screen advertising...

Rent-A-Pal (2020)

Set around a time when VHS tapes were still our primary source of entertainment, David (Brain Landis Folkins) is a lonely, single man. He lives with his unwell mother, taking care of her daily, and has his own room in the basement. Currently, David is seeking a...