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Netflix's Next Big Rom-Com 'Always Be My Maybe' Is Here (With Bonus Keanu Reeves)

Sparks fly as Ali Wong plays a celebrity chef and Randall Park re-emerges as her childhood best friend.
By Sarah Ward
May 18, 2019
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Netflix's Next Big Rom-Com 'Always Be My Maybe' Is Here (With Bonus Keanu Reeves)

Sparks fly as Ali Wong plays a celebrity chef and Randall Park re-emerges as her childhood best friend.
By Sarah Ward
May 18, 2019
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You're successful in your career, but your personal life suddenly takes an unwanted turn. Then, your childhood best friend-slash-crush and Keanu Reeves both turn up. That's the premise of Netflix new rom-com Always Be My Maybe, which follows celebrity chef Sasha (Ali Wong), who reluctantly reconnects with her dependable old buddy Marcus (Randall Park) after falling out with him 15 years earlier — only for a slick newcomer (Reeves) to threaten their reunion.

If that sounds like your idea of a good night in, that's what the streaming platform is counting on. As well as serving up highly binge-able TV shows and plenty of viewing options with a strong female lead, Netflix loves flicks of the romantic and comedic persuasion, especially among its original content. Clearly audiences love a rom-com too, which is why the service keeps making them.

Always Be My Maybe arrives with an impressive pedigree, with director Nahnatchka Khan known for Fresh Off the Boat and Don't Trust the B____ in Apt. 23, and stars Wong and Park co-writing (with Grimm's Michael Golamco) and co-producing as well. Cast-wise, the stacked lineup also includes Lost's Daniel Dae Kim, Broad City's Michelle Buteau, Miracle Workers' Karan Soni and Paper Heart's Charlyne Yi, plus Lyrics Born and Keanu, of course.

Check out the trailer below and then watch the film on Netflix immediately.

You can now stream Always Be My Maybe on Netflix.

Updated: June 28, 2019. Image: Ed Araquel / Netflix. 

Published on May 18, 2019 by Sarah Ward

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