As promised, here are three sentences that summarize my thoughts on the movie Everything Everywhere All at Once.
- This movie is really weird.
- I’m glad I watched it, and I know a lot of people LOVE it, but I can only recommend it to you if you are okay with long, sad, silly, mundane, bizarre, juvenile humor, ass-kicking action, multiverse theories, and emotional trauma–consider yourself warned.
- Although the sci-fi themed ending was satisfying enough, I did not think that characteristically it ended well, and even though the ‘message’ seems to be that “nothing matters”, I found the absurdist moral of the story to be quite the opposite.
Full title: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Directors: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Writers: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis
Rated: R for some violence, sexual material, and language
Run time: 2 hours 19 minutes
Genre: Surreal, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-fi
Brief Synopsis: A middle-aged woman who consistently fails at life becomes entangled in a bizarre series of events in which she, because of her deficits, is tapped to save the multiverse by channeling her varied, successful, and occasionally bizarre doppelgänger lives.
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