What Is It?
The 2022 American absurdist comedy-drama martial arts action science fiction movie, Everything Everywhere All At Once.
Here is how Wikipedia describes this movie:
Everything Everywhere All At Once is a 2022 American absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as “Daniels”), who co-produced it with the Russo brothers. It stars Michelle Yeoh as a Chinese-American woman being audited by the Internal Revenue Service, who discovers that she must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from causing the destruction of the multiverse. Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis appear in supporting roles. The film has been described as a “swirl of genre anarchy” and features elements of black comedy, science fiction, fantasy, martial arts film and animation.
Kwan and Scheinert researched the concept of the multiverse as far back as 2010, and began penning the screenplay as early as 2016. Originally written for Jackie Chan, the lead role was later reworked and offered to Yeoh. Principal photography began in January 2020 and wrapped in March as the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States. The film’s soundtrack features music composed by Son Lux, including collaborations with musicians Mitski, David Byrne, and André 3000.
Everything Everywhere All At Once premiered at South by Southwest on March 11, 2022, and began a limited theatrical release in the United States on March 25, before a wide release by A24 on April 8. The film received widespread critical acclaim; reviews praised its imagination, direction, Yeoh’s performance, and handling of themes such as existentialism, nihilism, and Asian-American identity. It has grossed over $89 million worldwide, surpassing Hereditary (2018) as A24’s highest-grossing film of all time.