Always Be My Maybe

Director: Nahnatchka Khan
Year Released: 2019
Rating: 1.0

Marcus (Randall Park) and Sasha (Ali Wong) grow up next to each other in San Francisco, lose their virginity to each other and then have a big fight and don't talk for sixteen years: in that time, she's become a celebrity chef and he's still living with his father and playing in a band, but when they reunite, something gets re-kindled.  It's nice that Asian-Americans are getting more screen-time - America is a melting pot with so many cultures and great stories - except this storyline is tedious and, worse of all, the opposite of funny, which is irritating because Wong is a stand-up comedienne and Park's quirkiness is typically refreshing.  It brings up the issue of class warfare - is it okay that middle-class HVAC tech Marcus is the "purse holder" to Wong's food mogul? (the answer: sure!) - and the 'arguments' feel manufactured by the screenwriting team, although it does have a few delightful scenes with Keanu Reeves playing some unfathomably egotistical version of "himself" and doing a satirical version of a head-in-the-clouds "movie star." Real Keanu is nothing like that.  The man just wants to ride his bikes.