EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is a very meta and philosophical sci-fi movie about the paths we could have taken and the
paths in life we are on. Sometimes it is too meta for its own good while providing a very unique arthouse sci-fi film that
will have a cult following for years to come. It is very bonkers at time and sometimes some scenes like a guy wanting to
land his ass on a phallic looking object to gain access to abilities from another version of himself from another universe
is not for the squeamish (as six people walked out of the theater during that scene). The movie has some well staged action
sequences and great visual effects.
Michelle Yeoh is Evelyn Wang, who owns a Laundromat with her husband Waymond, is a person who always attempted many things
with actually finishing them. She is gathering receipts for an IRS audit of the business, but this day will be unlike anything
she has ever been through. An alternate version of Waymond takes over her husband's body from time to time to warn her of
Jobu Tupaki and Jobu's danger to the multiverse. He also tells Evelyn that she might be the only one who can stop Jobu Tupaki
and that she has to access skills from her alternate selves from the paths she didn't take. She experiences the lives she
could have taken whether it is being a Kung Fu action star, chef, or singer while learning about the black hole bagel of doom.
Does her life have meaning? Is life worth living or does it not matter at all? What is this about her chef co-worker whose
supreme chef skills are controlled by a raccoon?
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is an absurd sci-fi comedy that has a great cast and fantastic action, but it might
not connect with everyone. Michelle Yeoh shines in the lead of this movie as she navigates several different versions of
her character while navigating the meaning of life and the fate of the mulltiverse. The movie isn’t for everyone
as it can get out there too far for some viewers. I do feel it gets a little too meta at times. This movie will be loved
by some while others may think it is a mess and even a waste of their two hours. For lovers of cinema and arthouse.
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