Meghan’s review published on Letterboxd:
i think this film conveys an important message which i’ve been working on in my life: to just enjoy life’s fleeting moments (or specks of time) with the people you love. to enjoy the life you have for what is and to not be overwhelmed with “what-ifs” of what your life could’ve been. i love how this was exemplified in the ever-so-complicated mother-daughter relationship, and i thought it was beautiful how they realized that above all their clashing moments, they just wanted to be with each other and have each other in their lives. a life without the other would not be a life worth living, so they choose the life where they cause each other pain and frustration, over a life without the other at all. this love they have for each other is so deep and unconditional. despite the way her mother treats her, she still loves her very deeply, which is why she decides to stay in the end. a beautiful representation of the unconditional love of a mother and daughter.
waymond was such a sweet man the flashback scenes of him made me so happy, the way he just exceeds joy is so beautiful and i loved his connection with evelyn. they found each other in some way in every universe. “in another life, i would have really liked just doing laundry and taxes with you.” FUCk
i just loved this movie so much. i loved the editing. i loved the score. i loved the acting. i loved the dialogue. i loved the choreography. i loved the plot??!!! so fucking creative. i loved waymond’s speech about kindness. i loved the rock scene, it was so peaceful and it held so much weight, really carried the baseline message of the movie. i loved the scenes where we would see flashbacks of their memories. i loved the silly humor and the everything bagel jokes. i loved how they used clair de lune so much. i loved the ending scene with the mother/daughter, where they talked about how the daughter was searching for evelyn in every universe. i loved how they were able to make a movie with such a heavy and important message be light hearted but also dramatic but also make me want to cry my eyes out but also make me want to laugh.
i enjoyed every minute and i’m really happy this movie was made.
“just be a rock”
you don’t have to be happy, you don’t have to be doing anything exciting or life changing, you don’t have to be in a relationship, or have to have a million friends, you don’t have to be rich, you don’t have to have it all figured out, and you don’t have to be anything you don’t want to be
just relax and be with the people you love, doing the silly things that make you happy, and it will all work out
and if it doesn’t? oh well,
but also everything matters because every decision you make has the power to change your life for better or worse and you have no idea what the result of that decision will be until you live it. which is also why it is important to not dwell on the weight of our decisions because we will go insane and be overwhelmed and we will lose track of what is important in life!!!!!!!!! being with the people you love!!!!!! and being there in the moment!!!!!! and enjoying that moment for what it is, a speck of time