Everything Everywhere All At Once - Review

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Everything Everywhere All At Once might be one of the best and most unique films of the past decade. Releasing an indie multiverse film at the same time as a big-budget Marvel multiverse film like Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness would normally be a fatal move however, the Daniels duo have shown how to masterfully tackle the subject matter with a budget 8 times less than its Marvel competitor.

Everything Everywhere All At Once really lives up to its title as it jumps through every genre and takes you on a journey through every emotion. It is personally one of the best cinematic experiences I have ever had and really deserves to be seen in all its cinematic glory on the big screen. What Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (the writer/director duo that goes by Daniels) have done here is a true MASTERPIECE in filmmaking. Every aspect of Everything Everywhere All At Once, the cinematography, visual effects, stunt choreography, costume design, editing, sound design, lighting, writing, and last but not least the acting is so beautifully crafted. All the production teams have done an insane job creating a truly unique feeling film.

Everything Everywhere All At Once follows Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), wife to Waymond Wang (Ke Huy Quan), and mother to Joy (Stephanie Hsu). They emigrated from China and started a laundromat that is undergoing an audit from the IRS. On the way to their appointment with IRS auditor Deirdre Beaubeirdra (Jaime Lee Curtis), an interdimensional rupture unravels Evelyn’s reality and thrusts her into a universe jumping journey where she must learn to harness the powers of her infinite selves to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of all reality hangs in the balance.

Produced by A24, the studio that has rocketed to the top of the independent film world over the last several years with constant hit films such as Moonlight, Uncut Gems, Ex Machina, Midsommar, The Lighthouse, Lady Bird, and many more. Given their history, it’s no surprise that A24 trusted in the Daniels vision and gave them the creative freedom to craft this films ridiculous and serious depiction of life’s many facets. 

If this film isn’t to your usual preference don’t write it off, sit back and give it a chance, as the story has far more depth to it than just being another sci-fi flick. Anyone can find aspects of Evelyn’s journey relatable. As she moves from life not going the way she had hoped, running a failing business and pushing away the family around her – to having the whole world turned upside down and creating a new perspective on life. Through Evelyn’s fight to take back control of her life and mend relationships with her husband, father and daughter – many will recognize these tribulations in their own relationships.

Allow yourself to be taken through an emotionally transcendent experience with Everything Everywhere All At Once. Available in cinemas now.