Always Be My Maybe (2019)
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I don't have too strong feelings about this but calling it a Crazy Rich Asians knockoff is like calling Sleepless in Seattle a When Harry Met Sally knockoff.
The two romantic comedies have nothing in common other than the fact that they both have an Asian cast. While Crazy Rich Asians focused on presenting a more non-American view of Asians, Always Be My Maybe captures the charm and struggles of growing up as a second-generation immigrant in the United States. The writing is clever and generous, giving every character their moments to shine and be funny without going into the obvious jokes, making people of color the butt of the jokes.
It's a typical cheesy romcom. Some of it is incredibly tropey and predictable, but some of the joke writing is real sharp, and the cinematography and acting are good.
In other words, the rom is okay, the com is great.
Best believe I punched Keanu Reeves.
to see which of your friends have seen this movie!