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EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE MOVIE REVIEW
Everything Everywhere All at Once is the latest film from writing-directing duo Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (billed collectively as Daniels). Michelle Yeoh stars as Evelyn, a Chinese immigrant who runs a laundromat with her milquetoast husband Waymond (Ke Huy Quan in his first film appearance in over 20 years!). The Wang family is rounded out by estranged teenage daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu), and Evelyn’s elderly, disapproving father Gong Gong (James Hong). During a meeting with an exasperated tax auditor (Jamie Lee Curtis in full frumpy, scene stealing mode), Evelyn is contacted by a Waymond from another universe. This more assertive version of Waymond tries to convince Evelyn that not only is her life in danger, but that the fate of infinite universes is in her less than qualified hands. What happens next must be seen to be believed, but trust us, it’s a LOT. Does the movie live up to the hype, and can it exist in a universe where it’s both a critically acclaimed arthouse film, and a box office success with mainstream audiences? Our reviewers Ben, Beau, Frank, and Marco beamed in from their own multiverses to discuss those questions and more.
And check out this shorter review from the premiere at SXSW of the film with Chris and Wright.
DIRECTED BY: Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert
STARRING: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., Andy Le, Brian Le, Audrey Wasilewski, Sunita Mani, Daniel Scheinert
Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)
By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.
“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”
Ben Glasthal (Highly Suspect Review, Screener Squad, Breakfast Pub, Unstabletop Gamers, Video and Audio Editor)
Born in Boston, then ending up in Dallas, Texas in the early 2000s, Ben has always had a passion for film. He started in film school not long after where he launched MovieReelizations.com where he still writes reviews to this day. He’s since moved to Austin where he has been also hopping on podcasts and both editing and shooting videos for One of Us. A fan of films from almost all genres, and many that predate him more than makes sense, he is anything if not eclectic in what he’s watching at any point. For the rest of his free time, he can be found biking, drinking craft beer, being an amateur photographer, and playing video games by himself or on Twitch. He’s best found on Instagram or Twitter as @MovieReelBen.
Beau Paul (Highly Suspect Reviews, The Original Gentlemen, Screener Squad)
Beau Paul is an Austin native, an actor, and a writer. Sometimes all at once! Previously he has attempted to be an internet entertainer (the funny ha-ha kind, not the naked moneymaking kind) at Spill.com, and now here on OneOfUs.net. You can read his pithy witticisms and the retweeted material of funnier, cleverer people on Twitter or Facebook, and can buy him stuff on Amazon.
Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.
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