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‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ Left Me So Perplexed!

May 2, 2022

Sunday, May 1st

Okay y’all… this is gonna be rough. Mostly because for the first time, I hated a movie that EVERYONE loved. I don’t even have any words to describe this feeling lmao but I saw Everything Everywhere All at Once & was left mad confused. First off, this movie got 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. That’s high af! Everyone’s been raving about this, saying it’s the best movie in the world. I even saw my girl post a picture of herself balling after the movie. But in all honesty, the movie just gave me mad anxiety. 😭 There was so much going on at all times & it felt like one huge sensory overload.

 

IMDB plot: An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led.

What’s crazy about this is how triggered I was by the film. It’s centered around an Asian, CHINESE household, where their teenage daughter completely rebels & acts out. Literally all I could think about was that was me on the big screen. I was that devil daughter that put her parents through hell. I hated them because of how they treated me, & was more or less white-washed thanks to my peers. My parents enrolled me in private Christian schools my whole life… not to go too deep, but maybe that’s also why I didn’t enjoy the film as much.

The film stars Michelle Yeoh, who you may recognize from Shang-Chi. She killed it. She deserves an Oscar. Phenomenal actress, truly remarkable. Immediately in the first scene, you’re introduced to the family. They own a laundromat & Michelle is seen doing everything in her power to make her elderly father happy & proud. She’s also being audited, so there’s this whole scene when they go to file taxes… & then shit hits the fan.

I really have no words to describe this movie. Basically, Michelle gets sucked into all these different dimensions & universes, with the strangest themes. That’s what got me, these other universes were so obscure & just random. It also switched between universes far too often, to the point where I had mad anxiety almost every second. You had no idea what was going to happen next, & I couldn’t follow that well.

The movie’s also 2 hours 20 minutes… it’s a long one!!! I remember checking the time & only an hour passed. Le sigh. We hit the 8:15pm showing at AMC Atlantic 14, our theater was fairly empty. It felt like everyone was perplexed though.

I will say something positive, the costumes & looks were A1. Other than that, I really honestly didn’t enjoy this movie that much. I’d recommend it if you’re a movie buff, it’s definitely something to talk about.

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