Always Be My Maybe is a 2019 American romantic comedy film directed by Nahnatchka Khan.

Official trailers

Netflix on Thursday, May 16, 2019 released the trailer:
Always Be My Maybe | Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

Sasha Tran and Marcus Kim are childhood friends who grow up next door to each other in San Francisco. As Sasha's Vietnamese-immigrant/refugee parents regularly leave her home alone while they tend to their store, Marcus's parents often have her over for dinner, and Marcus's Korean American mother Judy teaches her to cook. Eventually Sasha and Marcus form a close friendship that carries on into their teenage years, but this is broken after his mother dies in an accident. Grieving, the two have sex but a wedge is driven between the two when they argue shortly afterwards and they fall out of touch. Sixteen years later, Sasha is a celebrity chef and engaged to Brandon Choi, a successful restaurateur. Marcus is still in San Francisco living with his widowed father and performs in a talented but largely unsuccessful band that only plays in his neighborhood. He also has a girlfriend Jenny, an Asian American woman with dreadlocks. Sasha breaks up with Brandon after he delays their wedding yet again. Briefly moving back to the Bay Area to oversee the opening of a new restaurant, she has a chance encounter with Marcus when he and his father are hired to install air conditioning at her temporary home. After initial friction, they reconnect and become friends again, and Marcus admits to his father he still has feelings for Sasha. But before he can tell her, Sasha announces she has met someone new, and they wind up on a disastrous double date with Marcus' girlfriend and Sasha's new love interest: movie star Keanu Reeves. The long evening ultimately dissolves into chaos as Sasha confesses her longtime childhood crush on Marcus, a brawl breaks out between Marcus and Keanu, and Jenny ends up staying with Keanu for the night. Sasha and Marcus then begin seeing each other, with Marcus reacquainting Sasha with the home and San Francisco Asian community she had distanced herself from, still harboring resentment of her absentee parents. He takes her to an old favorite Cantonese restaurant from their childhood, which Sasha remembers as terrible but discovers is delicious, marred only by her painful memories. As she reconnects to the city and the two fall in love, Marcus is taken aback to learn that, as planned, Sasha still intends to move on to New York for her next project, once the San Francisco restaurant has launched. When Sasha asks Marcus to join her, he refuses and she leaves San Francisco alone.


Ali Wong
Sasha Tran
Miya Cech
12-year-old Sasha
Ashley Liao
15-year-old Sasha
Randall Park
Marcus Kim
Emerson Min
12-year-old Marcus
Jackson Geach
15-year-old Marcus
James Saito
Harry Kim
Michelle Buteau
Anaiyah Bernier
15-year-old Veronica
Vivian Bang
Keanu Reeves
Susan Park
Judy Kim
Daniel Dae Kim
Brandon Choi
Karan Soni
Charlyne Yi
Lyrics Born
Casey Wilson
Raymond Ma
Quoc Tran
Peggy Lu
Sandy Tran


Principal photography began on May 30, 2018 in Vancouver.

The film Always Be My Maybe was scheduled to be released on May 29, 2019 (United States) and on May 31, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

The duration of the film is 102 minutes.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.


Always Be My Maybe got high rating from critics.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Always Be My Maybe (2019 film)

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