Everything Everywhere All At Once is the sort of film that finds pure brilliance in epic chaos.
At the heart of this story is Evelyn. She’s detached from her loved ones and stuck in her way of thinking.
She finds out she can connect to other versions of herself in alternate universes.
The anarchy is deliberate and meant to push Evelyn past her comfort zone and discover things about herself that she never knew about.
As Waymond, Ke Huy Quan (The Goonies) seamlessly jumps between a clumsy and optimistic dad to a man-of-action.
Everything Everywhere All at Once may also be a career-defining role for Stephanie Hsu. Like Yeoh, she’s heartbreaking and hilarious as Evelyn’s daughter, Joy.
Jamie Lee Curtis openly goes all-in on the ridiculousness with her character. If the time calls for her to give a hammy performance, Curtis does it with great enthusiasm.
Everything Everywhere All At Once is an eccentric film that should not work at all. Yet, Daniels’ brilliant use of comedy, action, and drama showcase their directorial strengths in ways you would never expect.