Watch out MCU! There’s a different kind of multiverse in town, complete with hot dog fingers.
‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ has taken this awards season by storm. The A24 movie won big at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Editing. The film’s leading stars Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan won the Golden Globes for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor respectively, and co-star Jamie Lee Curtis took home the award for Best Supporting Actress. The movie swept at the Screen Actors Guild Awards with Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan being the first Asian actors to win in the film category.
All (googly) eyes were on ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ as the 95th Academy Awards drew near. The film was nominated for 11 awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Costume Design, and Best Film Editing. The film won in 7 categories including Best Actress (Michelle Yeoh), Best Supporting Actor (Ke Huy Quan), Best Supporting Actress (Jamie Lee Curtis), Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing, Best Director, and Best Picture.
In the wild trailer for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’, we see Michelle Yeoh (‘Shang-Chi And The Legend Of Ten Rings‘) not just as an exhausted immigrant mother Evelyn Wang, but also as a movie star, a martial artist, and many other variants from different universes.
The film is written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as “The Daniels” and it is described as “a big-hearted sci-fi adventure about an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can’t seem to finish her taxes”. And this is just in one universe. Throughout the movie, we meet many variants of the characters from parallel universes as every life choice creates a new alternative universe. Evelyn must work with the Alpha-verse variant Waymond to save the multiverse from Jobu Tupaki, a variant of Evelyn’s daughter, Joy.
The film also stars Ke Huy Quan (‘Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom‘) as Waymond Wang, Stephanie Hsu (‘Poker Face‘) as Joy Wang, Jamie Lee Curtis (‘Halloween Ends‘) as IRS inspector Deirdre Beaubeirdre, and James Hong (‘Wendell & Wild‘) as Evelyn’s father.
Michelle Yeoh Making History
We have long enjoyed seeing Michelle Yeoh’s incredible work on the big screen. From executing death-defying stunts in ‘Supercop’ to the poised and formidable Eleanor Young in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, Yeoh has over 60 movie and television credits under her belt. Playing Evelyn Wang in ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ gave Yeoh a chance to show off her incredible range. In an interview with the LA Times, she speaks about being approached by The Daniels for the role:
“The first thing is you feel like, ‘Finally, thank you. You guys see me, you guys really see, and you’re giving me the opportunity to show that I’m capable of doing all this.’ As an actor, you need the opportunity. You need the role that will help you showcase what you are capable to do.”
Yeoh’s win for outstanding performance by a female actor in a leading role at the Screen Actor’s Guild made her the first Asian woman to win in the film category. She is also the first woman to be identified as Asian to be nominated and win for Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards.
Michelle Yeoh really is everywhere all at once. Catch the Award-winning actress in the upcoming Disney+ series ‘American Born Chinese’ as Quanyin. She’ll also be in James Cameron’s ‘Avatar 3’, ‘Wicked’, ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beast’, and ‘A Haunting In Venice’
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Ke Huy Quan’s Return To Hollywood
Many will recognize Ke Huy Quan from his role in the 1984 film ‘Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom’ as Indy’s young companion Short Round. Quan also starred in the 1985 cult classic ‘The Goonies’ as the aspiring inventor Data. So why did Quan stop acting? In an interview with People magazine, the actor said he never intended to stop acting but there weren’t any roles for him.
“I was waiting for the phone to ring, and it rarely did.”
With little to no opportunities, Quan made the difficult decision to step away from acting. Instead, he focused on being behind the camera and became an assistant director and stunt coordinator. After seeing ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ he passion for acting reignited and he auditioned for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’. Not only did he land the leading role, he also performed his own stunts in the iconic fight scene in the movie armed with only his fanny pack.
With his triumphant return and a shiny Oscar statuette, Ke Huy Quan is landing roles left and right, including upcoming Disney+ series ‘Loki’ season two and ‘American Born Chinese’ (alongside EEAAO cast mates Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu), executive produced by Shang-Chi’s Destin Daniel Cretton.
Where Can I Watch ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once?
The film premiere on March 11, 2022 at SXSW and had a limited release on March 25, 2022. It released nationwide on April 8, 2022 and has earned $106.7 million worldwide. You can still see the sci-fi action in theaters and it is worth seeing on the big screen. ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ has a total runtime of 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Buy Tickets: ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Movie Showtimes
Watch the official trailer for ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ below:
When Will It Be Available To Stream Online?
The movie is available for Showtime subscriber. The subscription starts at $11 a month. Alternatively, you can purchase the digital copy for $19.99 on other platforms.
Where To Watch: ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’’ Online
Prefer the own the physical copy? ‘Everything Everywhere All A Once’ is available for purchase on DVD and Blu-Ray as of July 5, 2022.
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Other Films That Explore The Multiverse
‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ is more than a multiverse-jumping sci-fi action movie. It also touches on family, relationships, the daily struggle and pressure of running a business. Complete with stunning visions and incredible fight choreography.
Check out the following films that explore an alternate universe:
See Michelle Yeoh In Action In These Titles
Whether she’s gliding effortlessly over the top of trees in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ or jumping universes in ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’, Michelle Yeoh has been in an extensive and impressive list of movies that is worth checking out: