Everything Everywhere All at Once
A Chinese immigrant Evelyn Wang, a struggling laundromat owner who is catapulted into an ever-changing, anything-goes multiverse in the ‘Daniels’’ (as the directing team Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert call themselves) anarchic sci-fi adventure.
‘Across a series of connecting universes, Evelyn will not only peer into the lives of the Evelyns that could have been, but also absorb their powers to save reality itself. We will see her as a chef, a kung-fu star, and an ordinary woman in a realm where everyone has hot dogs for fingers. In another universe, we even see her as a rock with googly eyes—a humorous sight gag that gives way to a surprisingly profound and moving conversation between Evelyn and her also-a-rock daughter that plays out in complete silence but is translated by subtitles… Thanks to a truly remarkable turn from Yeoh, who rises to the challenge of constantly switching emotional registers on a dime, the filmmakers construct a rich emotional tapestry from deep within the fray.’—Derek Smith, Slant