Everything Everywhere All at Once is a fast-paced science-fiction adventure comedy that about a woman who goes on a bizarre multiverse adventure. It was released in the same year as Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, but was much more favourably received - MoM did not get a single Oscar nod.
The film, directed by ‘the Daniels’ - Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert - looks to be a front-runner for top prizes in both the Oscars and the Baftas this year, and also performed well at the box office - making more than $100 million off a $25 million budget.
Following the announcement of the Oscar nominees on Tuesday, many film fans are keen to see the movie ahead of the Academy Awards ceremony in March - read here all at once to find out everything you need to know about Everything Everywhere All at Once:
What is Everything Everywhere All at Once about?
The mind-bending movie begins normally, with Evelyn Wang, a laundromat owner who is falling behind on her bills, in a stale marriage, and trying to bond with her teenage daughter whilst also caring for her elderly father.
Things take a pretty significant turn when Evelyn enters the multiverse, glimpsing different versions of herself across different parallel universes - including one in which everyone has hot dogs for fingers.
Evelyn learns that her daughter is a powerful being crossing through these alternative universes with the aim of destroying the entire multiverse out of nihilism. As Evelyn tries to stop her, she must come to terms with her position in her own universe and find a reason for living for herself, as well as for her daughter.
Who is in the cast of Everything Everywhere All at Once?
Michelle Yeoh stars as Evelyn Quan Wang, the dissatisfied wife and mother who becomes a multiverse traversing warrior. Yeoh has was a big star in Asian cinema throughout the 1980s and ‘90s, but broke out to western audiences following her appearance in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
She has also appeared in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Marco Polo, and Marvel films Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Stephanie Hsu plays Evelyn’s daughter Joy Wang, who wreaks havoc across universes, using her immense power to try to destroy everything by crushing all of reality in a bagel-sized black hole. Hsu’s other roles include playing Joy in drama series The Path, and starring alongside Yeoh in Shang-Chi.
Ke Huy Quan plays Waymond Wang, the quiet but loving husband in Wvelyn’s universe, and her daring protector in a parallel universe. Quan is known for his iconic childhood acting roles, having played Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, and Data in The Goonies. His roles have been sparse in the intervening years, but he recently starred in Marvel series Loki.
James Hong is Gong Gong, Evelyn’s high-maintenance and disapproving father. Hong has amassed more than 500 screen credits over more than six decades. He may be best known for playing David Lo Pan in the cult action film Big Trouble in Little China, and for providing the voice of Mr. Ping in the Kung Fu Panda films.
Jamie Lee Curtis plays Deirdre Beaubeirdre, an IRS inspector who is auditing Evelyn’s business, as well as a villain across the multiverse - though in one universe she is Evelyn’s lover. Curtis’ most iconic role is that of Laurie in the Halloween franchise - she has also starred in horror film-inspired series Scream Queens, and Arnold Schwarzenegger action comedy True Lies.
What awards has Everything Everywhere All at Once won?
Everything Everywhere All at Once has been nominated for 11 Oscars, including four of the big five - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay.
The film has also bagged two Golden Globes from six nominations and five Critics Choice Awards from 14 nominations. It has also been nominated for 10 Baftas, five SAG awards, meaning that the film’s awards shelf will continue to expand over the next two months.
Where can you watch Everything Everywhere All at Once online?
Everything Everywhere All at Once is currently available to watch on Amazon Prime Video - Prime Video is available from £5.99 per month. The film is also available to rent through Apple TV+, Amazon, Google Play, and YouTube.
Is Everything Everywhere All at Once still in cinemas?
The movie was released in the UK in May last year, so its original cinematic run wrapped months ago. However, due to the success of the film over awards season, it is being re-released in a limited capacity at cinemas across the country. Check at your local cinema to see if it is being screened.