Everything Everywhere All at Once
Everything Everywhere All at Once is a 2022 American science fantasy comedy drama action film about a Chinese-American woman being audited by the Internal Revenue Service who is called upon to connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from causing the destruction of them all.
- Of all the places I could be, I just want to be here with you.
- You think because l'm kind that it means I'm naive, and maybe I am. It's strategic and necessary. This is how I fight.
- So, even though you have broken my heart yet again, I wanted to say, in another life, I would have really liked just doing laundry and taxes with you.
- The universe is so much bigger than you realize.
- Now, you may only see a pile of receipts, but I see a story. I can see where this story is going. And it does not look good. It. Does. Not. Look. Good.
- Deirdre Beaubeirdra: Mrs. Wang, I'm sure you have a lot on your mind, but I cannot imagine anything mattering more than this conversation we are having right now about your tax liability.
- Evelyn Wang: I know, I know. I am paying attention.
- Deirdre Beaubeirdra: Good. Then, can you explain this? [Deidre places a receipt on the table. Evelyn looks at it]
- Evelyn Wang: Well, what are we talking about?
- Deirdre Beaubeirdra: I was just hoping you could enlighten me on how, as a laundromat owner, a karaoke machine would constitute as a business expense?
- Evelyn Wang: I am a singer.
- Deirdre Beaubeirdra: What?
- Evelyn Wang: I... am... a... singer.
- Deirdre Beaubeirdra: [shuffles randomly through a pile of forms] I see, and apparently you are also a novelist, a part-time teacher, a chef, a motivational speaker...
- Evelyn Wang: There is no way I am the Evelyn you are looking for.
- Waymond Wang: [as Alpha Waymond] Every rejection, every disappointment has led you to this moment. Don't let anything distract you from it.
- Waymond Wang: [as Alpha Waymond] I'm sorry Evelyn — I need to go.
- Evelyn Wang: What!?
- Waymond Wang: I need to find the right Evelyn.
- Joy Wang: Here we only get a few specks of time where any of this makes any sense.
- Evelyn Wang: Then I will cherish these few specks of time.
- Deirdre Beaubeirdra: Did you hear me?
- Evelyn Wang: Sorry. What did you say?
This is a Life
- "This Is A Life" (official video) by Son Lux with Mitski & David Byrne
- This is a life
Free from destiny
Not only what we sow
Not only what we show
This is a life
Free from destiny
(I choose you, and you choose me)
- We find this life somehow alright
This is a life
Slow and sudden miracles
View of other worlds
From our window sills
With the weight of eternity
At the speed of light
This is a life
This is our life.
Quotes about Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
- A movie comes along that is accompanied with massive amounts of hype. Maybe it’s a critical darling, maybe it’s a commercial blockbuster, maybe it’s something in the middle, but one thing is clear — people are singing its praises early and often. And loudly.
As a rule, these films tend to be excellent offerings, though perhaps not quite clearing the exceedingly high bar that has been set for them by the discourse. Occasionally, they prove to be something of a disappointment, leaving you wondering what so many people saw in them.
But every once in a while, you get something that actually manages to outperform your already massive expectations. You get a film that is somehow even better than the people shouting its quality from the rooftops have led you to believe. You get a movie that is unlike anything you’ve seen before in the very best of ways.
You get "Everything Everywhere All at Once."
- Before it was a narrative convenience allowing for superhero crossovers, the idea of a multiverse — parallel worlds where alternative realities play out — was seen largely in films like Sliding Doors or Back to the Future. Everything Everywhere All At Once reclaims this concept for non-spandex cinema. … It details the myriad disappointments of Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), a Chinese-American matriarch who, she learns, represents a worst-case scenario for all of the infinite Evelyns in the multiverse. … Yet this movie’s meditations are far from somber. It owes more to The Matrix than its initial flow of family drama indicates.… Could it be 2022’s biggest word-of-mouth hit? We hope so.
- Michelle Yeoh - Evelyn Quan Wang, a dissatisfied and overwhelmed laundromat owner
- Stephanie Hsu - Joy Wang / Jobu Tupaki, Evelyn's daughter
- Ke Huy Quan - Waymond Wang, Evelyn's husband
- James Hong - Gong Gong, Evelyn's father
- Jamie Lee Curtis - Deirdre Beaubeirdra, an IRS inspector
- Tallie Medel - Becky, Joy's girlfriend
- Jenny Slate - "Big Nose", a laundromat customer
- Harry Shum Jr. - Chad, a teppanyaki chef working alongside Evelyn in an alternate universe.