Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) runs a failing laundromat with her husband Waymond (Ke Huy Quan). The laundromat is currently being audited by the IRS due to Evelyn having incorrectly filed her taxes. On top of that, Waymond wants to serve Evelyn with divorce papers, her father Gong Gong (James Gong) is now living with them and Evelyn is struggling to find common ground with her daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu). When there’s a rupture in reality, Evelyn becomes an unlikely hero to take on the multiverse in order to save the world.
Everything Everywhere All At Once must be the most bonkers movie I have ever seen. I went into it completely open minded and spent most of the time trying to figure out what on earth it was that was unfolding before me. There was a lot for my brain to unpack and while I don’t think I will ever fully understand what I watched, I am still so glad that I went to see it.
Michelle Yeoh gives an incredible performance as the main character. Her portrayal of different genres from one scene to the next; it shows just how dynamic of an actress she really is. Another big stand out for me was Stephanie Hsu. Familiar with her work in The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel, she stepped things up this time around and I look forward to seeing whatever it is she does next.
The special effects and various worlds that were illustrated throughout added to my overall enjoyment of the film. It really was unlike anything I had ever seen before. I loved how some of it was completely crazy while others just didn’t make any sense at all. I don’t think I will ever forget those hot dog fingers!
Overall, Everything Everywhere All At Once is one of the most out there films that I have ever seen before and that is precisely why I liked it so much. Would I watch it again anytime soon? Probably not, as I feel like my brain is still recovering. At the root of it all, the moral of the story had to do with the importance of family and that is something we can all relate to. I highly recommend checking this one out.