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My Thoughts on: Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022)

*note: this review was originally published for subscribers on Patreon

Oh good lord, where to even start with this movie. I’ve had the better part of a week to think about my reaction to this movie and honestly I’m still struggling to put it into words. So if this review seems a bit more rambling than usual, I apologize for that. It’s just…Everything Everywhere All at Once isn’t your usual movie. It’s…different.

Really different.

Let’s start at the beginning and see if I can make sense of things from there. The plot of Everything Everywhere All at Once, in a nutshell, focuses on a woman named Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh), whose laundromat is being audited by the IRS. But when she goes to the IRS office to have the audit done, a series of weird events start happening. Suddenly her husband isn’t her husband, he’s a different version of her husband from another universe. In fact, we find out there are a lot of parallel realities out there in the multiverse. It’s one of the things that makes this movie so dizzying at times, but in the best way possible. 

And why is Evelyn being contacted by an alternate reality? Well, I’ll keep it simple to avoid spoilers, but the gist is that an overwhelming evil is taking over reality one universe at a time and this particular version of Evelyn is the only one who can stop it. To do so, Evelyn will have to harness the power of the multiverse, unlocking abilities that her counterparts in other realities know how to do.

That summary above sounds like it might be pretty complete, but I promise you this is just scratching the surface of what the movie is about. The big thing to understand is that watching Everything Everywhere All at Once will seriously shift the way you think about reality, at least it did for me. There are some deep messages in this film about the ultimate meaning of life and what we can/should/choose to do with our time in this universe. 

On a more shallow level, there’s also a very touching story to be found between Evelyn and her father (played to perfection by James Hong) and between Evelyn and her daughter (Stephanie Hsu). The latter especially gives the performance of a lifetime and next to Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn is one of my favorite parts of the movie. Seriously, the acting performances that are put on in this film….to represent so many versions of the same person across multiple realities….that can’t possibly be easy to do and yet it’s made to look so easy! 

Everything Everywhere All at Once is easily one of the best films I’ve seen this year, and in the past few years if I’m honest. I’m certain new details will jump out to me in future rewatches and I highly encourage everyone to go watch this film if you get the chance.

I know this isn’t as long as reviews I usually do, but I feel like if I go too far into this film than I’ll spoil all of it, and really this is a film that can’t be explained, it must be experienced.

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Soundtrack News: The Official Soundtrack for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ is Available Now

A24 has released the long-awaited, massive score by iconoclastic, experimental trio Son Lux (Rafiq Bhatia, Ian Chang, Ryan Lott) for Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s critically-acclaimed Everything Everywhere All At Once.

The 49-track album demonstrates the band’s limitless capability, featuring striking collaborations with “indie-rock paragon” (Rolling Stone) Mitski, the legendary David Byrne, a duet with the one and only Randy Newman, and a featured performance with Moses Sumney’s “magnificently eerie” (NYT) vocals. 

Of the album, Son Lux had the following to say:

 “Even though we knew from the moment Daniels asked us to score this film that it would push us in new and unexpected directions, we couldn’t have predicted how much we’d learn from the project. What emerged was our most ambitious undertaking to date, over two years in the making, resulting in two hours of new music. It was an opportunity for us to play, to infuse humor into our work, and to experiment from and beyond our various musical backgrounds.”

Everything Everywhere All At Once is a hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action-adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman who can’t seem to finish her taxes. The exhilarating, multi-verse fever dream stars Michell Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis and is in theaters now.

TRACK LIST

  1. This Is A Life (Extended) ft. Mitski, David Byrne
  2. Wang Family Portrait
  3. Very Busy
  4. Vvvery Busy
  5. What Are You Thinking About?
  6. What a Fast Elevator!
  7. Switch Shoes to the Wrong Feet
  8. Nothing Could Possibly Matter More
  9. A Choice
  10. Chapstick
  11. The Fanny Pack
  12. Jobu Tupaki
  13. The Alphaverse
  14. The Mission ft. Nina Moffitt
  15. Deirdre Fight
  16. Waymond Cries
  17. I Love You Kung Fu
  18. My Life Without You 
  19. The Story of Jobu ft. Nina Moffitt
  20. Rendezvous at the Premiere
  21. It’s you… Juju Toobootie ft. Chris Pattishall, Nina Moffitt
  22. Everything Bagel
  23. You’re Living Your Worst You
  24. The Boxcutter
  25. Send Every Available Jumper
  26. Opera Fight ft. Surrija, yMusic
  27. Dog Fight 
  28. Drummer Fight
  29. Plug Fight
  30. Pinky Fight
  31. I Have Been Watching ft. Rob Moose, Nina Moffitt
  32. Somewhere Out There in All That Noise
  33. Jobu Sees All
  34. The Temple
  35. Evelyn Everywhere
  36. Evelyn All At Once
  37. This Is How I Fight
  38. In Another Life
  39. It All Just Goes Away
  40. Clair de Lune (Pied au Piano) ft. Chris Pattishall
  41. Come Recover (Empathy Fight)
  42. Your Day Will Come (Empathy Fight)
  43. Let Me Go
  44. Specks Of Time
  45. This Is A Life ft. Mitski, David Byrne 
  46. Fence ft. Moses Sumney
  47. Now We’re Cookin’ ft. Randy Newman
  48. Sucked Into A Bagel ft. Stephanie Hsu
  49. I Love You

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