For far too long, romantic comedies were in a rut. They found leading men like Hugh Grant or Matthew McConaughey and ran those actors into the ground, with movie after movie after movie, and Matthew always leaning against his blonde co-star.
So now we have a Netflix original, ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE, that remembers the hardest thing in a romantic comedy isn’t the acting or kissing. It’s the comedy.
Because comedy is incredibly, impossibly hard.
This movie will make you laugh–and cry–because the writing is great and the leads are true comedians. Ali Wong is perfect as the female lead, and you might remember Randall Park for small, memorable roles in giant hits like ANT MAN AND THE WASP and AQUAMAN, and possibly other superhero movies that start with A.
Check out the trailer, then we’ll chat.
OK, so from that, you expect a little cameo from superstar Keanu Reeves, right?
No. One of the biggest surprises was how much he was in this film, and how committed he was to playing himself as an entitled villain. Seriously. Check out the dinner scene, and a later fight scene at Keanu’s insanely huge hotel room:
What’s great about this movie is there are constant surprises like those two scenes, bringing you on a tour of all the important human emotions.
This is one of the rare movies where I won’t spoil it by digging into the story structure and how it works.
Because you should fire up Netflix and see it.