Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once ★★★★½

I finally saw it, guys! I finally saw what is the highest-rated film ever on Letterboxd. With all of the amazing buzz and praise that this film was getting, I just knew I had to watch it. On top of having a very intriguing trailer and being directed by the same guys who did Swiss Army Man which is a film that I love I knew I couldn't miss this film out. After watching it, I can say that both Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert have hit it out of the park again. Everything Everywhere All at Once is an amazing film! I can't quite say that the film is perfect but it is damn near close to it. Outside of one little nitpick, I can't find anything else wrong with this film. The story had me invested the whole way through, the cinematography is fantastic, the musical score is great, the direction is amazing, the editing is brilliant, the characters are all memorable, likable, funny, and interesting, the screenplay is filled with such good dialogue, the humor is very strong and there are so many moments that will just have you laughing out loud, the pacing is pretty solid and thanks to how engaging the film is it didn't feel like it was close to two and a half hours, the visuals are so weird and crazy but also highly imaginative and creative, the action scenes are a lot of fun, hilarious, and amazingly choreographed along with showing off some awesome martial art skills, the themes are handled very well and very thought-provoking, there are many shocking moments, the dramatic moments are effective and provide the story with a surprising amount of heart that I wasn't expecting, and the cast is just perfect. All of the actors in this film are so good and give a performance that stands out in their unique way. Michelle Yeoh easily gives the best performance in the entire film. She has to convey so many emotions and play so many different versions of herself but she does it beautifully. She's funny when she needs to be, and nails the comedic timing so well, and when she has to be sad those moments are very strong. All of the other actors are amazing as well. Ke Huy Quan provides many of the film's biggest laughs, Stephanie Hsu plays one of the most interesting characters in the film and also has many strong acting moments, James Hong is just hilarious to watch whenever he is on screen and even at his old age he is still delivering very strong performances, and Jamie Lee Curtis also plays a character that can be best described as a scene-stealer. Seriously if you just want to see Jamie Lee Curtis play a batshit crazy and over-the-top character then this film is for you. All of these factors make the film so entertaining, fun, funny, and just delightful to watch. However, I do have one little nitpick with the film that prevents me from giving it a perfect score. That is how this film is going to take at least more than one watch to fully understand all of what was going on. Considering how fast-paced this film is it doesn't take that much time to explain everything that was happening. It was just a little thing that was bothering me because I felt like I was missing a couple of things that would make me fully understand the film. Outside of that though I literally can't think of anything else wrong with this film. Everything Everywhere All at Once is a film that everyone just has to see because it truly is an experience that you will never forget. Some might wanna stay away from this film because it may seem too weird, crazy, and artsy but I strongly encourage all those people to get rid of that mindset and just see this film for themselves. It is a film that will please and entertain the general audience as much as it is doing for the critics. Overall, go see this film in a movie theater if you can, and please show as much support for this film as you can. It deserves to be a success for being such a fantastic piece of filmmaking and seeing that it climbed up to number four at the box office this past weekend gives me hope that more original films like this will find the same kind of love and attention that this one is getting. Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert if you are reading this review, then just know that I can't wait for what you are going to do with your next film and rather it is released in theaters or online I'll be there watching it to show support for such talented filmmakers.

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