Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once ★★★★★

Went in trying to temper my expectations from the insurmountable hype surrounding this movie, and I was still completely enthralled. I have never seen a movie teetering on the brink of madness and yet still able to communicate the larger themes at play here. The ideas the Daniels are trying to relay are simple, but they do it through mashing up pop culture of the last 50? years at the speed of scrolling through every single social media app as fast as you can while jumping on a pogo stick. At first sounds exhausting, and yet they pull it off with a flair and charm we’ve come to know them for in movies like Swiss Army Man. With any other directors, this movie does not get made. You can feel their minds at work, pushing and pulling the boundaries of the visual space, until it shatters, or even better, whirls together in kaleidoscopic splendor. This is a tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, but it signifies the love and kindness we need to survive. Its anti-nihilism with dildos, piñatas, and hot-dog fingers. 

Largely, the success is due to the performances. Michelle Yeoh is the heart and soul of this movie, with Ke Huy Quan not far behind. It makes me so happy to see them snag roles like this that showcase their talent and love for movies. It was also so fun to see Jamie Lee Curtis take on a brazen and sincere role. All of the actors tied the threads together of a script and scenes that were batshit crazy. If you haven’t seen this yet, please do so. The hype is real, and it deserves to be experienced first-hand.

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