Movie Review: Always Be My Maybe 👩🏻‍🍳🎾

Always Be My Maybe will make you laugh and cry all at once.

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Randall Park (left) stars as Marcus Kim and Ali Wong (right) stars as Sasha Tran in Always Be My Maybe. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for Always Be My Maybe is spoiler-free.

Always Be My Maybe (2019, directed by Nahnatchka Khan) is an Asian-American love story featuring Sasha Tran (Ali Wong) and Marcus Kim (Randall Park). Set in San Francisco (one of the cities in the United States with a significant Asian population), the movie takes us through the childhood and adulthood of the two main characters.

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Movie Review: The Perfect Date 📱👫

The Perfect Date is a cheesy teenage rom-com movie at its finest, with moments that are bound to make you laugh-out-loud.

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Laura Marano (left) and Noah Centineo (right) respectively star as Celia Lieberman and Brooks Rattigan in The Perfect Date. CREDIT: Netflix

This post for The Perfect Date contains spoilers, but TBH spoilers don’t really mean anything for rom-coms.

The Perfect Date (2019, directed by Chris Nelson), originally called The Stand-In, is based on the novel of the same name (referring to latter title) by Steve Bloom. It is the third teenage rom-com movie from Netflix that features matinée idol Noah Centineo. It follows the character Brooks Rattigan (Centineo) who is trying to save up money to go to Yale University; with the help of his coding genius best friend Murph (Odiseas Georgiadis), Brooks starts to get hired by women of all ages through the app (The Stand-In) to be a stand-in date for them—and no, he’s not prostituting himself.

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Movie Review: Isn’t It Romantic 🥀❤️

Isn’t It Romantic takes all the common rom-com tropes from popular movies to make one big romantic comedy.

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Rebel Wilson (left) and Liam Hemsworth (right) star in Isn’t It Romantic. CREDIT: Warner Bros.

This post for Isn’t It Romantic contains spoilers, but TBH spoilers don’t really mean anything for rom-coms.

If a comic book movie such as Deadpool can be self-aware, then Isn’t It Romantic (2019, directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson) is that kind of movie for the rom-com genre—a genre which was dead for several years before having a comeback last year, thanks to Netflix. Isn’t It Romantic is a meta romantic comedy that references all the cliché rom-com tropes to form one big movie. The movie follows the cynical romantic architect Natalie (Rebel Wilson) who gets mugged at a subway station one day, and wakes up to the realisation that she’s in her worst nightmare—a romantic comedy.

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