The Untold Truth Of Always Be My Maybe

There's no maybe about it: Always Be My Maybe is one Netflix original movie you should definitely watch. Starring Ali Wong and Randall Park, the film has been hailed by critics and viewers alike as a fresh and hilarious success. So just how did this gem of a movie come to see the light of day?
If you thought the on-screen chemistry between Ali Wong and Randall Park was pretty incredible, you're not alone. In fact, part of that might be because the comedic duo goes back a long time, all the way back to college at UCLA, if you can believe that! They met in the late 1990s at a friend's place, where said friend was hosting a fried rice cooking competition, as reported by The Washington Post. The two were also part of the LLC Theatre Company, a comedic performing arts group that Park co-founded.
And in a twist that confirms all too clearly that truth is stranger than fiction, Always Be My Maybe premiered at the Regency Village Theater in Westwood, which is where UCLA is located. The surreality of that was not lost on them, either. Wong told Variety that being in Westwood was, quote, "a trip."
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Wong and Park are real-life buds | 0:18
When Marcus Met Sasha | 1:08
Boomerang was an empowering inspiration | 2:05
Representation matters | 2:54
The film bucks stereotypes | 3:51
Why is Marcus' band named Hello Peril? | 4:57
Daniel Dae Kim was excited to be a jerk | 5:54
Authenticity was important to the director | 6:56
They hired a food consultant | 7:53
A touch of Park's personal life | 9:06
That Keanu Reeves cameo... | 9:53

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  • How did you like Always Be My Maybe?

    The ListThe List4 aylar önce
    • The List Watched 3 times Loved it

      Debora ODebora O3 aylar önce
    • The List I Loved this movie. It was funny and sexy. I loved Keanu’s part and Randall is very funny. I would always watch Fresh off the boat and he was funny on that show. I have a huge crush on Keanu. When my older daughter was young she would always watch this VHS movie we have called Babes in Toyland. It had Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves and Richard Mulligan. It is a great children’s movie and I still have it today.

      Karen BrownKaren Brown3 aylar önce
    • There's something forced about it but the only good part was keanus sequence. It felt like they had to make it pop during his part or maybe he had a lot of input ?

      gerald leegerald lee3 aylar önce
    • Didn't see it, won't be seein it. Watching this video I'm under the immpression that this film doesn't care about comedy or romance and focuses instead on racial and cultural framing, which to be honest I don't give a fuck about.

      mickormickor3 aylar önce
    • I love it so much, better than Crazy Rich Asian imo

      Lily DLily D3 aylar önce
  • Im just here because keanu reeves is on the thumbnail

    Ie JakIe Jak11 gün önce
  • Keanu isn't Asian American ! He is Asian Canadian, please get it right America ........ cant steal everything on the North American continent.

    randy tessmanrandy tessmanAylar önce
  • It is a great movie man

    SamSamAylar önce
  • Compared to CRA, this flick has a better script, more creativity, genuine funny jokes/moments. LOVE that Mr. Kim speaks PERFECT AMERICAN. In CRA - "going East" for Rachel, A PROFESSOR WHO SHOULD KNOW HER GEOGRAPHY, meant "Queens" - lead actor was only half Asian - felt British Accent was UNNECESSARY for male character Nick. - last airplane scene SO FORMULAIC.

    Maggie ChanMaggie ChanAylar önce
  • I refuse to watch this piss. A movie about a woman who keeps a guy on the sidelines while she rides to cock carousel. Ya no thanks.

    Bomani WilliamsBomani Williams2 aylar önce
  • Amazing music feel like I am at at live concert in my living thank you whoever dose this

    sandra Ferringtonsandra Ferrington2 aylar önce
  • I love Keanu Reeves in all his movies, he is my favorite actor of all times.

    Lil LadyLil Lady3 aylar önce
  • That was a surprisingly good movie

    LBlushLBlush3 aylar önce
  • Why did you go from red wine and then white wine ,

    sandra Ferringtonsandra Ferrington3 aylar önce
  • Really funny

    sandra Ferringtonsandra Ferrington3 aylar önce
  • Good job

    sandra Ferringtonsandra Ferrington3 aylar önce
  • Why I just need a story

    sandra Ferringtonsandra Ferrington3 aylar önce
  • I did fall out of my chair when I saw Keanu fucken Reeves mehnnn....its refreshing to see him

    Ikike UdobongIkike Udobong3 aylar önce
  • Representation doesn't matter, what matters is merit and skill, which they have.

    Morge ZorgeMorge Zorge3 aylar önce
  • "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" was not good for the Asian-American community. It just exposed how self-hating Asian women are n how much white men fear non-white men. That's why there were no Asian boys in that movie n they even made the black boy gay SMH And that's why there are so many violent white men/Asian women couples as proven by reddit com/hapas

    Terminator EvilTerminator Evil3 aylar önce
  • Love Keanu in this movie, he's hilarious !

    CCCC3 aylar önce
  • This looks excellent.:-):-D Movie references in films are wonderful.:-):-D Ragga?:-):-):-D I want to meet Keanu Reeves someday very soon.He is so sweet.:-):-D That is wonderful,Park.I love seeing family member's paintings and drawings in films and series. Satire is marvelous.

    Karen EastmanKaren Eastman3 aylar önce
  • First i watched because of Keanu then i found the movie good and hilarious

    Lin RueangsriLin Rueangsri3 aylar önce
  • ‘Spam musubi’

    Cedric ChanCedric Chan3 aylar önce
  • I actually really enjoyed this…as with all the John Wick series I watched it with my Grandson..Keanu Reeves really played an actual weird jerk and that was so different..but it is one we will definitely watch again on one of our Keanu Reeves all night binges…👍👍..!!!

    Linda ArthurLinda Arthur3 aylar önce
  • This video is in good intention but it's also the whitest video in universe. wOw check these Asians out they take off their shoes when they entered a house!?!

    TheAntColonyTheAntColony3 aylar önce
  • Always Be My Maybe is a lot more relatable than CRA for Asian Americans...

    UtotheJUtotheJ3 aylar önce
  • LMAO 😂 this movie was great and Keanu Reeves was hilarious! LOVE HIMMMMM

    DaisyDaisy3 aylar önce
  • I saw this movie recently. Hilarious! It's specific but highly relatable and I lubs it 👍🏾🔥

    Leone RangerLeone Ranger4 aylar önce
  • Halle Berry not Tisha Camball.

    Steven DueceSteven Duece4 aylar önce
    • Steven Duece Tisha Campbell played Eddie Murphy’s neighbor

      jayhbizjayhbizAylar önce
  • Keanu isn’t Asian-American?

    Blase9 _Blase9 _4 aylar önce
  • I loved this movie a lot. Lots of moments that bring up painful memories, balanced perfectly with intelligent comedy. I don't watch a lot of rom coms but I'd recommend this to everyone. Also, Hello Peril... some of the best hip hop I've heard recently!

    Car SilkCar Silk4 aylar önce
  • "The late twenty-tens marked an uptick in the amount of movies staring Asian-American actors" you make that sound like there's been a ton of movies with Asian-American leads for the past 3 or 4 years, but it's been about 3 movies, including this one, in the past year only.

    Kaylee ClaireKaylee Claire4 aylar önce
  • Very good movie

    GoldenPimpGoldenPimp4 aylar önce
  • My hats off to Wong and Park, but especially to Mr. Reeves for participating in this movie. A - list actors such as Reeves don't have much time since they are always very busy with their Hollywood schedules and etc. Therefore, it showed how down to earth Keanu really is to support this film. I enjoyed this film, it was hilariously entertaining and funny.

    Logan RikiLogan Riki4 aylar önce
  • This was such a good movie!

    kay kkay k4 aylar önce
  • Why is the thumbnail Keanu and Ali when the main actors are randall and ali? What do you have against full asian men? Why do you need keanu as your thumbnail?

    EmilyWEmilyW4 aylar önce
  • Loved it!!!!!

    The Krakra Show with Krazy KristyThe Krakra Show with Krazy Kristy4 aylar önce
  • But my parents do speak with an accent lol oh well

    :-o azmadayou:-o azmadayou4 aylar önce
  • I somehow missed that the band was called Hello Peril. So awesome. (I'm AJA and grew up in the height of the bashing years...in a small town in Ohio *heavy sigh* So much anxiety flowing away now with that one bit of snarky re-claim.)

    bluebanshee3bluebanshee34 aylar önce
  • What I liked about this film is that it wasn't forced.

    Mitch SmithMitch Smith4 aylar önce
  • 💙 it. Had to see it again. Hope to see more movies like that. Seems like some individuals need to have more sense of humor in their lives these days with so much sad news in the world. From Tex Mex girl.

    Diane JacquesDiane Jacques4 aylar önce
  • I LOVED the movie!! Grew up and went to college in California and loved all the references to my home state’s culture including the music. Big Keanu fan. I loved the whole storyline. I saw it twice and told all my friends to see it!!

    Lisa RobinsonLisa Robinson4 aylar önce
  • Reeves does deadpan comedy brilliantly

    Gregory JeungGregory Jeung4 aylar önce
    • @TreeFiddy I haven't. But honestly he was way more emotive in that movie than this one 😆

      Gregory JeungGregory Jeung4 aylar önce
    • have you forgotten Bill and Teds excellent adventure?

      TreeFiddyTreeFiddy4 aylar önce
  • Loved loved this movie

    Gina isartyGina isarty4 aylar önce
  • Why is everything the "unknown truth" damn mojo chill it

    Sandwich PartySandwich Party4 aylar önce
  • This was such a good movie! A must watch

    1mihayes1mihayes4 aylar önce
  • There’s a scene from Vancouver BC!

    Maxmillan MaxmillanMaxmillan Maxmillan4 aylar önce
  • 8:56 i died 😂

    Slevin GaiusSlevin Gaius4 aylar önce
  • So predictable, yet so fresh.

    Shen HeShen He4 aylar önce
  • Horrible demeaning shameful embarrassing ending. Park's character gave up his life and career so he can hold her purse!!!🙄🤬😡🤬 Ali's parents in the movie, I've never seen Vietnamese parents behave that way in real life. How is any of that believable or realistic? As for Park's dad, what the heo?? Have you ever seen an older asian father like that in real life??? I haven't. And I've been around Asians all my life. The movie had its funny moments, especially with Keanu Reeves in the restaurant. But that game scene afterward, dragged on way too long. The ending actually upset me. It was OFFENSIVE. 2/10.

    Jason LamJason Lam4 aylar önce
    • What ending did you watch?? He's still in the band, he's still making music, he's still friends with them. That whole speech was Marcus promising not to be an asshole about Sasha's success and opening himself up to new experiences.

      Shai HazelShai Hazel4 aylar önce
    • Never seen parents like sashas but dads like marcus's? Yes. Especially in major cities like san fran and la. Even in sacramento.

      Cho TubeCho Tube4 aylar önce
  • Totally enjoyed this flick. Saw it 3x

    Nanette DamianNanette Damian4 aylar önce
  • Oh, snap, I didn't know Keanu Reeves was Asian American. That's a fun fact.

    Aerus Ph.D.Aerus Ph.D.4 aylar önce
    • @seb asstion His father's mother was Chinese, so I guess that counts.

      Pamela FosterPamela Foster3 aylar önce
    • @Lucy Foster He has dual Canadian/American citizenship.

      Pamela FosterPamela Foster3 aylar önce
    • roger Rumble To further complicate matters his Hawaiian dad has some Chinese, Portuguese , white American cowboy, and other blood.

      Lucy FosterLucy Foster3 aylar önce
    • I thought his father was Hawaiian, his mother English. He was born in Lebanon, grew up in Canada, moved to America to pursue acting. So he is English, American, Lebanese, Canadian.

      roger Rumbleroger Rumble3 aylar önce
    • His father is Hawaiian is that asian

      seb asstionseb asstion4 aylar önce
  • I’ve seen it twice now. Plan to watch it again. It is that good! So many funny scenes!

    AnQi CzAnQi Cz4 aylar önce
  • I LOVED THIS MOVIE!

    Sharon BrowneSharon Browne4 aylar önce
  • Mad this is not on big screen . Wan to see this, please make available at red box rentals.

    V. BrightV. Bright4 aylar önce
  • *LCC not LLC oof lol

    Eat And Travel With SilviEat And Travel With Silvi4 aylar önce
  • I loved it an I'm white

    Mark AnthonyMark Anthony4 aylar önce
  • that's not spam musubi. that's just spam with rice. lol

    Aven9erAven9er4 aylar önce
  • Absolutely loved every scene in this movie. It was freakin' funny and awesome.

    goulash64goulash644 aylar önce
  • I saw it. Hello Peril is awesome!

    William RicksWilliam Ricks4 aylar önce
  • LCC not LLC

    andyland27andyland274 aylar önce
  • Watched this movie last night. Really enjoyed it.

    MichelleMichelle4 aylar önce
  • Best believe, I punched Keanu Reeves And it was better than any scene You could see in Speed I hit John wick And now I’m feeling so appealing Basically, I’m a god You could call me Hercules

    Kin6 Kon6Kin6 Kon64 aylar önce
    • Yes this is the best song ever

      MONTANA PANICMONTANA PANIC4 aylar önce
  • Keanu Reeves is Asian, Cate Beckinsale is Asian, Bruce Lee is Asian! Asian Sensation!!!!

    RolianRolian4 aylar önce
  • as a German, i have a serious question bc i didn’t know “taking off your shoes” is an asian thing: DO AMERICANS WEAR SHOES INSIDE THE HOUSE?!

    KatyKaty4 aylar önce
    • Katy I have plantar fasciitis and tendon issues and cant really ever be barefoot, but I try to have “house” shoes and outside shoes.

      Lucy FosterLucy Foster4 aylar önce
    • @Jdmoose 25 It's definitely not true for everyone, but it does happen. It really depends.

      Allison TranAllison Tran4 aylar önce
    • Katy I’m an American born and raised, we take our shoes off in houses don’t listen to Katy

      Jdmoose 25Jdmoose 254 aylar önce
    • @Katy I had a few white American friends and only one of them didn't care whether or not there were shoes inside the house or not so whenever I came over, it was "do whatever you're more comfortable with".

      Allison TranAllison Tran4 aylar önce
    • French dude here, barefoot at home, but I already had some upstairs neighbours with shit for brains keeping their heavy shoes and high heels all day and night

      Fyodor KaramazovFyodor Karamazov4 aylar önce
  • Ali Wong is so funny

    Kalani .HKalani .H4 aylar önce
  • I loved it. It was totally hilarious and me and my boyfriend were laughing out loud a lot. It should have been released in theaters. Best comedy I’ve seen in a while.

    66voldemort66voldemort4 aylar önce
  • I haven't laughed so much at a romantic comedy in a long time, this movie was hilarious. It almost seemed like they were self-aware, and spoofing romantic comedy cliche's and tropes. And, yes, Keanu playing an exaggerated, pretentious version of himself was fucking hysterical, lol!

    Bayougirl78Bayougirl784 aylar önce
  • I believe Ali and Randall's movie will do what everyone thought CRA would do, I think the doors have not only been opened but kicked in.

    Bob TrentBob Trent4 aylar önce
  • This explanation of cultural identity is ignorant. Koreans are NOT the only culture which removes it's shoes and wears slippers inside. Non-Asian AMERICANS ALSO remove their shoes and wear slippers inside! Europeans Also remove their shoes and wear slippers inside!! Why not learn about other cultures and recognize the wonderful similarities rather than falsely create cultural differences?!? Even the SPAM meal. WHAT?!? Tribute to ASIANS? PUH-LEESE! I'm 71 yrs old and I ate SPAM as a 2nd generation AMERICAN CHILD of GERMAN IMMIGRANTS!!! STOP MAGNIFYING FALSE DIFFERENCES!! RECOGNIZE HUMAN CULTURE AND OUR SIMILARITIES!! This is just ANOTHER RACIST BASED MOVIE!! DISGUSTING!!

    CONTACT JOYCONTACT JOY4 aylar önce
  • It was very funny and even heartfelt at times but I thought the character building and conflict resolution was quite lazy. Like SPOILER ALERT The fact that they actually hate each other's lifestyles was never dealt with, it was just shrugged off like "oh well, they still want to be together so guess they'll suck it up"... I also didn't like how Marcus's single big achievement in the whole movie was how their merch store blew up - and even that was due to Sasha buying it all...🤦 On top of that, Marcus is kind of a jerk *a lot* of the time. So I just kept asking myself "Why would she be with _this_ guy again?". So a bit disappointed with these parts but it was still pretty enjoyable.

    PfEMP1PfEMP14 aylar önce
    • Valid points if it were real life but it’s a Rom Com. So the tidy story wrap up isn’t surprising if you look at it from that perspective. It’s light and funny with touching moments.

      vivmadlyvivmadly4 aylar önce
    • @Bayougirl78 yeah fair point - but still the fact that she's a _celebrity chef_ who will always do red carpets and other fancy stuff doesn't change, you know what I mean? At least Marcus is finally pushed to move out and get up to things other than smoking weed all day but that's like thank God, that's the bare minimum at that age 😅

      PfEMP1PfEMP14 aylar önce
    • Well, they did KINDA deal with it, by Sasha changing it up, and making her New York restaurant more of a homey, cozy place, based on the recipes she learned from Marcus's mom. But, yeah... Total rom-com cliche, convenient ending where love conquers all, lol!

      Bayougirl78Bayougirl784 aylar önce
  • One correction: at 4:01, you say, "And Sasha preparing spam musubi for dinner." She's not making spam musubi. Musubi is technically a rice ball, and spam musubi is generally made by putting a slice of spam on top of a block of rice, or in between two layers of rice, and wrapping it with a strip of seaweed (it would look like a giant piece of spam sushi). Sasha is just making spam and rice. And you really butchered Niki Nakayama's name at 8:32. Other than that, I really liked this review, it was very thorough and you included a lot of clips from the movie.

    Ron GeeRon Gee4 aylar önce
    • Yes, just spam and rice! That’s something that I grew up with when my Vietnamese parents left me home alone to cook for my siblings.

      iKrazimiKrazim4 aylar önce
    • I just rewatched it and she's eating the spam and rice separately using chopsticks while watching TV in the living room. No hints of making a musubi.

      Ron GeeRon Gee4 aylar önce
    • I think in the scene after, when Sasha was sitting in the living room, she was putting the rice and spam together. At least, that's what I saw.

      Allison TranAllison Tran4 aylar önce
  • Loved this movie. Big fan of "Fresh off the Boat" and of course "Keanu" & "Daniel". I would love to see more of Daniel Henney also :) .

    Victoria O'NeillVictoria O'Neill4 aylar önce
    • This movie is everything

      Makara NouMakara Nou4 aylar önce
The Untold Truth Of Always Be My Maybe