Always Be My Maybe is the film dreams are made of.
There are some films you know you’re going to love from the moment you see the trailer, and after watching the teaser for Always Be My Maybe we marked down the release date in our diary and booked some time off work to watch it.
The film stars comedian Ali Wong, whose hilarious Netflix specials Baby Cobra and Hard Knock Wife were about her sexual adventures, pregnancy (both were filmed when she was pregnant) and feminism.
And now Wong is taking on the lead role of Sasha in Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe, as a successful chef who returns to her hometown to open a new restaurant and reconnects with childhood friend Marcus, played by Randall Park.
The film also features Daniel Dae Kim as Sasha’s fiancé, who decides he needs to go travelling before the wedding and then calls Sasha out of the blue to tell her he doesn’t want to get married. We’d say that’s on a level with the time Berger dumped Carrie via post-it note in Sex and the City.
While we were already on board with Always Be My Maybe — its combination of grown-up humour and its twisting of tropes is just our thing, plus we stan a rom com that shows that brown people experience love too (remember our joy about To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before?) — it’s a surprise appearance in the last act of the trailer that really blew our minds.
As Marcus goes to tell Sasha that he loves her, she blurts out that she’s met someone and that they had “the most insane, freaky-ass sex”. So far, so normal.
But then, we meet the man Sasha is describing, and are as stunned as Marcus to find that it’s Keanu Reeves (well, a character played by Reeves). As he struts in, everything goes into slow motion — as it would if Reeves ever appeared in front of you — before speeding up again as he enters into a verbal exchange with Sasha that we think will rapidly become NSFW.
We’re well aware that it’s likely Reeves’ appearance will be brief, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be meaningful (for us).
And we’re not the only ones who are counting down the days until Always Be My Maybe comes out. Following the trailers release, Twitter users are doing the equivalent of the grabby hands emoji.
Ali Wong in an Asian-led rom com which features comedy-sexy Keanu Reeves? We need Always Be My Maybe right now. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until it’s released on Netflix on 31 May to watch.