Everything Everywhere All at Once Review
There are not many things in life that are guaranteed, with the exception of death and tax rates, and perhaps the never-ending duty that is washing the laundry. At the very least, this is the situation that the protagonists in the new film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, also popularly known as the Daniels, find themselves in at the beginning. That is, until they take a journey that is emotional, intellectual, and profoundly odd via the looking glass into in the multiverse, and along the way, they learn knowledge about the metaphysical world.
Overall, Evelyn’s inner development is propelled by the frantic conversation and the several worlds that Paul Rogers, the editor, weaves together at breakneck speed. Each world is linked together by a series of match cuts, and the film’s core comedy is highlighted by a series of humorous cuts. The battle scenes, staged by Andy and Brian Le, have a seemingly effortless elegance to them, smartly filmed by cinematographer – Larkin Seiple in wide angles enabling complete bodies to fill the screen.
The Daniels argue that the unconditional love that has been handed down through the centuries may help fill the emptiness that results from the accumulation of trauma experienced by successive generations. Although order might seem elusive and meaning in life can be found only briefly, it is precisely these times that we should strive to enjoy.