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Jay Inthavong’s review published on Letterboxd:
This review may contain spoilers.
I've been struggling to put into words how much I loved this film, but I'm going to try anyway. Everything Everywhere All at Once is one of the best films I've ever seen and probably the best I've seen in the past decade, it's absurdly funny while at the same time emotionally resonate.
Part One: Everything just throws so much absurd set pieces and imagery your way that it's almost too much. I haven't laughed this much and out loud like an asshole in a while. Police officers beaten to death with dildos, the point in another universe that decided we'd have hot dogs for fingers, racacoonie. It's all just wild and happens so fast. It leaves you unprepared for Part Two.
Part Two: Everywhere is both a gut punch of nihilism and an introspective look at why many of us go on. The bagel tells us none of it matters and emotions are fleeting, while the googly eye reminds us that life is beautiful and those same emotions are what empowers us to keep on going. I'll admit that I cried.
Everything Everywhere All at Once at its core is a simple story, but it's told in such a bold and unique way that it doesn't even matter. While the other big budget Multiverse movie from this year will make billions of dollars, Everything Everywhere All at Once is truly a work of art.
This is the second film I've ever given a 5* rating.