I’m going to try a little something new here and give you guys a review of a movie or a pilot tv show each week. This week I’m going to start with the Netflix original film, Always be my Maybe. I’ll just start with an overall grade out of ten here using a decimal point system. Always be my Maybe gets a 6.9 on your cousin Vinny’s scale of enjoyment.
This is another romantic comedy in a Netflix video library filled with them. Now if we want to be really specific, there are only a few movies that can actually be ruled out of the romantic comedy category, but I wont go into my romantic comedy theory today. Ali Wong and Randall Park star in this one as a two teens who secretly share a crush on each other. They go their separate ways and eventually meet up in the future. Boom, let the movie begin.
Ali Wong, dead sexy, plays a rich and famous restaurant connoisseur dating Daniel Dae Kim, also dead sexy (Played Jin-Soo in Lost). Randall Park plays a guy who stayed home from college to help his family and continues to live with his dad. He works with his dad during the day and plays with his band at night. And occasionally hits the natural grass that is slowly legalizing in this country. Two different lives, but I wouldn’t say one is better than the other. Well, actually I would, who the fuck are we kidding.
This film gives you the quick fulfillment. There is no deep thinking involved. You can sit, watch, leave the room, check your phone, come back in and you’ll still be okay. It really doesn’t take a genius to figure out this one. My fiancé is constantly leaving the room during tv shows and movies that we watch together and I constantly have to decide whether or not I want to pause it when she leaves or wait until she gets back and have to explain what’s going on in the movie. Lose-lose for me but hey, that’s why I’m on season 3 of Game of Thrones still.
Randall Park always gives a funny performance. Personally, my favorite of his is The Interview with Seth Rogen and James Franco. You may also know him from Fresh off the Boat or his one episode on the office where he plays Asian Jim Halpert. I’ll give anything he’s in a chance. Well, that’s not true. I’ve never seen a full episode of Fresh off the Boat, its just always the show that comes on after I play anything on Hulu. Hulu really wants me to fucking watch Fresh off the Boat.
Ali Wong, who I haven’s seen in anything else was also good in this movie. Definitely bad ass, and like I said before, she’s stunning. She’s going to be playing Renee Montoya, in Birds of Prey with Margot Robbie. She will be a Gotham detective who eventually turns into The Question, another masked vigilante and we continue with the excessive production of superhero movies. Maybe another failure.
But, back to the movie, definitely worth the watch if you’re looking for something easy to watch. If your looking to put something on while your busy or getting busy this one is perfect. Keanu Reeves comes in this movie and probably bumps it up from a 5 to the 6.9. He plays a bizarre version of himself where he is just an awful person. Phenomenal performance Keanu. I guess he’s been in all of those John Wick movies and doesn’t put his hands on girls when he takes pictures with them. Not sure how that’s a big deal. Seems like just an awkward position to stand in, with your arm around someone in the air but not touching. I get that there is currently a problem with men in this country but on my first day of work and for about the first three weeks, my female boss hugged me hello in the morning. Actors shouldn’t put there arms around fans anymore though? Get the fuck out of here with that. Go Netflix and chill with your tinder date with this one folks. Worth the watch. 6.9.