May 2019 was the month of Keanu Reeves. Keanu -- it just sounds better to say "Keanu" rather than "Reeves," yes? -- has always been adored, but public love of the deep-voiced star reached a fever pitch recently. The fervor coincided with some sweet stories about how Keanu is apparently a very nice man, the release of John Wick: Chapter 3, and his excellently deranged cameo in the Netflix movie Always Be My Maybe, which just recently hit the streaming platform.
Perhaps the apex of this fandom culminates in the rap that plays over the credits of Ali Wong and Randall Park's rom-com, in which Park, in character, raps about getting to punch Keanu Reeves. If it sounds like a knock on the erstwhile Neo, it's not. "I really wanted it to just be an homage to Keanu and kind of a thank you for doing our film and for being a part of it," Park tells Thrillist.
Always Be My Maybe -- written by Park, Wong, and Michael Golamco -- charts the love story between childhood friends Sasha (Wong) and Marcus (Park). The two are inseparable until they lose their virginities to one another in high school, and awkwardness set in. She goes on to be a successful celebrity chef, while he stays at home, occasionally working for his dad's HVAC company, smoking weed, and playing in his throwback backpack rap group, Hello Peril. When Sasha moves back to the Bay Area to open a new restaurant, they reunite, and, naturally, rekindle their old chemistry. Still, there are a couple of stumbling blocks, one of which happens to be Keanu Reeves himself.