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Everything Everywhere All At Once

A middle-aged Chinese immigrant embarks on a mind-bending journey across alternate universes, discovering her potential to rescue existence and forging connections with the lives she might have lived.

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Details of 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'

United States
139 minutes
1.85 : 1

About 'Everything Everywhere All At Once'

“Everything Every­where All At Once” is a sur­real film dir­ected by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert in 2022. The film tells the story of an eld­erly Chinese-Amer­ican woman named Ma (played by Michelle Yeoh) who is sud­denly con­fronted with the concept of mul­ti­verses and the exist­ence of count­less ver­sions of her­self.

One of the prom­inent ideas of the film is the por­trayal of Ma as a kind of mul­ti­di­men­sional heroine who has the ability to travel between dif­ferent real­ities and unite her mul­tiple selves in order to restore bal­ance between uni­verses. This con­cep­tu­al­isa­tion of the main char­acter allows the film to explore dif­ferent genres and styles, from comedy to action to sci­ence fic­tion.

One of the most iconic scenes in the film takes place in an over­sized shop­ping mall that serves as a central hub between the dif­ferent uni­verses. In this scene, Ma battles mys­ter­ious inter-dimen­sional creatures as she nav­ig­ates the end­less cor­ridors of the mall. The pro­duc­tion is impressive, com­bining stun­ning visual effects with ener­getic cho­reo­graphy that keeps the audi­ence enthralled.

Another mem­or­able scene shows Ma vis­iting a shadow theatre in a par­allel world where the char­ac­ters re-enact their own lives. This scene embodies the themes of the film as it explores the concept of iden­tity, des­tiny and choice.

The film is also known for drawing on and blending various cul­tural influ­ences and ref­er­ences. From Chinese myths and legends to pop cul­ture and sci­ence fic­tion, dif­ferent ele­ments are woven into the story to create a unique and cap­tiv­ating atmo­sphere.

Overall, Everything Every­where All At Once stands out for its uncon­ven­tional nar­rative struc­ture and cre­ative visual sta­ging. The film explores com­plex con­cepts such as mul­ti­verses and iden­tity in an access­ible and enter­taining way. By mixing dif­ferent genres and using visual effects, the film cre­ates a unique exper­i­ence that is both visu­ally stun­ning and intel­lec­tu­ally enga­ging.

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