The story starts with Sasha (Ali Wong), as a child, bonding with Marcus (Randall Park) and his family, because her parents were not usually at home. Marcus' mother dies in an accident when they both hit teenage. And, also they have sex. It's awkward, of course.
1. When Sasha lip syncs to D'Angelo, which leads to some good ol' backseat sexy times.
After Marcus' mother dies, Sasha takes him out to support him and make him feel better. They play D'Angelo's Untitled (How Does It Feel?), which I think, it's safe to say, was the song we all had our sexual awakening to.
Sasha lip-syncing to this song without knowing the lyrics was relatability level max.
This D'Angelo scene in Always be my Maybe has me in tears. I love this movie already— Ashley Phoenix B. (@AshBeSeeing) June 1, 2019
2. This Burger King scene where the waiter senses the tension and converts it into a reason to sell a whopper.
After their very first sexy times, Sasha and Marcus get hungry for some burgers. However, they have a huge fight at the outlet and Sasha leaves.
At this moment the attendant comes, offering food to go. This, by the way, is a legit mood. I can't even.
3. When Veronica, played by Michelle Butea, light-heartedly calls out unrealistic pregnancy beauty goals.
Veronica, Sasha's best friend, is pregnant. In a passing comment, she takes a dig at Kate Middleton for looking 'flawless' in her post-delivery pictures.
4. Marcus' father shipping Sasha and him together was basically all of us stanning.
When Sasha briefly moves to San Francisco to open a restaurant, she bumps into Marcus and his father. His father, without caring how awkward it gets for these ex-lovebirds, reminisces how close they used to be together.
5. This scene where Marcus's friend doesn't know how to react to Veronica being a lesbian.
Karan Soni (AKA Dopinder), who plays Marcus' band-member, gets visibly uncomfortable knowing Veronica's sexuality. The scene light-heartedly calls out faux liberals.
6. When Sasha says 'I'm gonna die all alone, all by myself, in complete, utter, and deafening silence', we all felt it.
After breaking up with her fiance, Brandon, played by Daniel Dae Kim, Sasha enters this dejected mood.
"I'm gonna die all alone, in a big house, all by myself, in complete utter silence. I can feel it."— doc john (@TheJohnYamada) June 1, 2019
- Always Be My Maybe
This is so me right now.
7. When Sasha takes a dig at the idea of 'strong women as trophies' in a relationship.
Sasha, a celebrity chef, realises that her fiance was basically with her because she made him look good. Relationship was all about 'branding' for him.
Always Be My Maybe serving facts. pic.twitter.com/Ki8NdajAeB— sarah—Link—patatas 🥔 (@lakwatsarah) May 31, 2019
8. When Keanu Reeves enters the scene and time slows down to allow us a moment to soak in every moment of Keanu Reeves being 'Keanu Reeves'.
Also, did I mention Keanu Reeves?
unfortunately always be my maybe is a movie that will make you unbelievably horny for keanu reeves— vampire workday (@imbobswaget) June 1, 2019
Also, according to Vulture, Wong said the idea behind Keanu being the 'first choice' for this role was to reclaim him as Asian-American. Keanu has also often spoken about his Chinese-Hawaiian heritage.
KEANU REEVES IN ALWAYS BE MY MAYBE I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING SKDJSJJDJEEJ pic.twitter.com/XmNM4cVEkf— angeli ✨💅🏻 (@angelireads) June 1, 2019
9. When Keanu whispers sweet-nothings in Sasha's ear, during their double date with Marcus and Jenny.
Can't feel the cringe when it's Keanu saying things.
10. Marcus' reacting to pretentious food menus during the restaurant scene was pure gold.
11. When Marcus can't help but gloat, 'I punched Keanu Reeves'.
Best song of the year.— PowerWheelz (@PowerWheelz) June 1, 2019
Watch "I Punched Keanu Reeves | Always Be My Maybe OST" on YouTube - https://t.co/aas0k3IuF7
12. The strong moments of representation of Asian culture as not identical, but diverse.
Can we take a moment to appreciate this scene in @Netflix’s Always Be My Maybe - ohhh the nostalgia. And @aliwong & Randall Park - what a killer combo.— Eepeng Cheong (@eepeng) May 31, 2019
On behalf of Asian kids everywhere, thank you. #GrowingUpAsian pic.twitter.com/h5TNkSY9he
13. When Marcus can't comprehend why would Sasha ignore him, but would also buy his band's merchandise. And Veronica comes with this gem, that basically describes all our crushes-
Also, did anyone get Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky's hot tub bath scene vibes? Literal chills.
14. When Marcus proposes to Sasha in front of everyone, accepting her for who she is.
'I want to have a lot of sex with you.' 'I probably should have left the sex part out'.
15. When Sasha draws inspiration for her new restaurant's menu from Marcus' late mother's recipes.
Last but not the least, the name of the film itself is perfect. My next Insta caption, thank you very much.