Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a stunning piece of cinema, it’s a film that’s packed with tons of action and emotions. It’s a film that is always absurd and surreal but from start to finish Everything Everywhere All at Once is a sincere film.

I don’t even know how to explain it and I don’t want to be that person who says this but its really a film you must experience (preferably on the big screen) because… well because it’s an experience! A complex, weird and moving film that introduces us to the multiverse in its own unique way, and we follow this woman who has to save the multiverse from a great evil plus she must do her taxes.

Everything Everywhere All at Once is also funny, like some parts of it are weird humour but that works in its favour because the story is full of nihilism, which smacks you full on in the face as the film progresses and you realize that it’s a really depressing story but the humour off-sets that. The film is also a mixture of all these genres, but they’re done so well and with so much care just like how the characters are handled.

I loved every single character in this film, they all had so much depth to them and reliability. I got their hopes, dreams, nightmares, anxieties and all of that I got it and it was beautiful to experience.

Everything Everywhere All at Once might be chaotic and frantic but there’s real heart and depth to its story. All that absurdity and surrealism are just metaphors that help in the film’s exploration of “the meaning of life”, and with great performances from Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis its hard not to be touched by a film packed with some much sincerity and imagination, a film where when you peel back it’s layers there’s just so much there to absorb and reflect on.

And like Takatsuki says in Drive My Car (2021) “I’m not sure if this the right sentiment but it was moving” and moved is what Everything Everywhere All at Once did to me.