Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once ★★★★½

Brilliant astonishing moving transcendent and also maybe 15-20 minutes longer than I needed it to be?


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Despite that stretch in the back half where things got draggy for me, every time I conjure up Yeoh’s face, or Ke Huy Quan’s, or Stephanie Hsu’s, I think there will be no better film this year. 


I also think the film accomplished something I haven’t seen attempted: using the concept of the multiverse to bridge the gap between generations. Time is a language no one can gain fluency in, which is one of the things that creates conflict and pain between generations. The movie worked for me as a metaphor for what it would be like to attempt to bridge that divide. The film suggests that it would be agonizingly painful and disorienting, but ultimately, inevitably, rewarding.

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