Always Be My Maybe

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Upbeat romcom has some swearing, sex, drugs.

PG-13 2019 101 minutes

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 7 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 13+

A fun film about SF, food and Reeves!

This film is grounded by a few surprising turns. The story with Marcus' mom is haunting and when it finally comes back around at the end of the film I was definitely manipulated and emotionally charged. The underlying critiques of San Francisco gentrification, uplifting Asian cuisine for a Western palette and the tension with cuisine authenticity is awesome! Then of course there is Keanu Reeves!!! Fantastic! Hands down most exemplary cameo. Highlighting his importance as an Asian American superstar actor and how important he is for the larger Asian American film scene. His cameo is also hilarious! It's wonderful to see him make fun of himself and his fame. The end credits song about Marcus' encounter with Keanu Reeves nails down the delight!
age 16+

Has some funny parts.

This title has:

Too much sex

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