Review | Everything Everywhere All at Once

A laundromat owner goes to the IRS to explain some discrepencies in her business reporting, but instead is thrust into a multiversal march through madness.

 

Review © 2022 by Flytrap

Everything Everywhere All at Once

Written by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Directed by: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert

Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis
Complete cast and crew are here

Rated R
Running time: 139 mins

When people she thought she knew start channeling doppelgängers, she gets swept into a conspiracy to save the multiverse from a dangerous evil. A bagle is involved.

This is a wild ride, although it takes a bit to launch. But once it does, buckle your seat belt and don’t blink — you might miss something. The energy in this film is both brilliant and exhausting, but you rarely get time to take a breath. Jamie Lee Curtis is hilarious as an IRS auditor+. Michelle Yeoh gets to display her wide tange of talents, from Action Hero to Glamour Queen and much more. Kudos to Stephanie Hsu as the daughter, struggling to get her mother to accept her for what she is.

My favorite scenes are when mother and daughter rock out together.

One of the real stars here is the seamless editing, stitching one reality to another. The original score, by Son Lux, really drives the action well.

However, I didn’t feel like they stuck the landing, playing it safe instead of keeping up the madness.

I will recommend this one; I might need to watch it again, just to be able to digest it properly. There are no post credit scenes.

Flytrap rating: 8/10

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