One of the best movies of 2022 is finally streaming – and it’s 95% on Rotten Tomatoes

There’s a new movie online that takes everything you know about multi-dimensional movies and rips it apart. So forget everything Doctor Strange 2 told you about the multiverse – this movie puts a much fresher spin on the subject.

The film? All everywhere, all at once, which made me laugh, cry and have a totally fun experience throughout its 2 hour and 20 minute runtime.

Unsurprisingly, Everything Everywhere All at Once earned a solid 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes (opens in a new tab). The film has finally arrived on Amazon Prime Video (opens in a new tab) when purchased for $19.99 (opens in a new tab). And despite the price, I implore you to watch this marvel (no pun intended) of a movie starring Michelle Yeoh and Stephanie Hsu bringing their A-game.

Oh, and don’t look for a spoiler warning: there are no spoilers ahead. We wouldn’t dare spoil any of the surprises for what could very well be one of this year’s best movies when all is said and done.

Out of this world plot

Settling in for everything, everywhere, at once, honestly, I wasn’t too convinced that would be great. After a busy day at work, I usually prefer to unwind with light comedy – the last thing I would choose is a heady brain trip through the multiverse. Also, with recent movies like The Adam Project and Marvel’s Doctor Strange 2 already exhibiting multiple dimensions, I thought “another?

But Tout Partout Tout at the same time completely surprised me. Yes, it has its multiple universes which clash. But amidst all the chaos, his story is beautifully simple, human, and heartwarming: it shows the struggles of an immigrant to the United States, as well as the family dynamics between a husband and wife and a heartbreaking mother-daughter relationship.

Think Disney’s Turning Red or Pixar’s Inside Out. This movie has meaning, and it has a warm, fuzzy heart — something I wouldn’t often say about many MCU movies.

The film stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn, a troubled Chinese-American woman who runs an unassuming laundromat with her husband Waymond (played by Ke Huy Quan – who also played Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.) Evelyn is visited by her action-packed hubby from another universe who warns her of Jobu Tupaki, an all-powerful and evil “verse jumper” who threatens to tear reality apart.

Evelyn’s daughter Joy (played by the brilliant Stephanie Hsu – who was also in Marvel’s Shang Chi and Amazon’s Marvelous Mrs Maisel) is at the center of it all and struggles with her relationship with her mother.

The multiverse meets art

Everything Everywhere All at Once is divided into three parts of its title, like a play. The whole film is like a work of art that blends seamlessly into each other, just like the different universes that come together.

There are several action sequences that have background scores so striking they almost look like mesmerizing ballet performances. The film manages to mix pop culture references and make them artistically exaggerated to give them a sense of whimsy. There’s a hilarious and equally bizarre reference to Pixar’s Ratatouille, and the whole bagel concept takes longer than expected. I’ll say more, but I promised not to spoiler.

Filmmakers Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (also known as The Daniels) deliver excellent CGI and realistic set pieces that can put Marvel’s CGI-based MCU to shame. Just having you (as I was) I sat there enraptured by the magnificence of it all.

Overall, Everything Everywhere All at Once is a little long, but that’s my only complaint. It’s a delightfully cathartic experience, and between all the chaos, the unmistakable human element will make for an endearing watch.

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