Netflix has released the Always Be My Maybe trailer. The film stars Ali Wong and Randall Park as Sasha and Marcus, childhood friends who had a falling out and haven’t spoken in fifteen years. When Sasha, a celebrity chef in L.A., returns to San Francisco to open a new restaurant, the two start to reconnect and discover there still may be something between them.
You can pretty much see how this entire film will play out from the trailer alone, but that’s okay! Netflix has a pretty good track record with romantic comedies, and I’m eager to see Wong and Park play off each other because they’re so good individually. The trailer also has a fun and light tone, and this seems perfectly in Netflix’s wheelhouse for a Friday night date movie at home. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s directed by Nahnatchka Khan (Fresh Off the Boat) from a script by Wong, Park, and Michael Golamco (Grimm). The most surprising aspect is that Netflix is marketing it just two weeks before its release.
Check out the Always Be My Maybe trailer below. The film hits Netflix and a limited theatrical release on May 31st. Always Be My Maybe also stars Michelle Buteau (Broad City), Vivian Bang (White Rabbit), Karan Soni (Deadpool 2), Charlyne Yi (Paper Heart), Daniel Dae Kim (Hellboy), and James Saito (While We’re Young).
Here’s the official synopsis for Always Be My Maybe:
Childhood friends Sasha and Marcus have a falling out and don’t speak for 15 years. But when Sasha, now a celebrity chef in Los Angeles, returns to her hometown of San Francisco to open a new restaurant, she runs into her old pal — a happily complacent musician still living at home and working for his dad. Though the two are reluctant to reconnect, they soon find the old sparks — and maybe some new ones — are there.