From multiverse dimension jumping, and an ‘everything’ bagel, to cognisant rocks, and butt-plug shaped trophies for tax auditors, to describe the plot of the breakout 2022 film Everything Everywhere All At Once (EEAAO) is a feat in itself.
Written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as Daniels), the drama-comedy-sci-fi-martial-arts epic dominated box offices in the summer of 2022 and is continuing its takeover via the 2023 awards circuit.
Nominated for 11 Academy Awards, 10 BAFTAs, 13 Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and five SAG Awards, EEAAO has been lauded by critics and audiences alike for its fantastical plot and heartwarming performances of its main cast of Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Stephanie Hsu, and James Hong.
If you haven’t seen the film yet, now’s your chance as this is about to get spoiler heavy. The film follows Evelyn Quan (Yeoh), a Chinese-American immigrant who runs a laundromat with her husband, Waymond Wang (Huy Quan).