Everything Everywhere All at Once is also the one that put Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett in Oscar contention
This independent film is nominated for eleven nominations that will make you rethink your relationship with your mother. And it was released last year, it has been the talk of the town. First of all, this film was one of the first to test the public after the pandemic at the cinema, and to the surprise been received enormously by the public despite being a film without an industry behind it like Marvel.
With a beautiful poster worthy of superhero movies comes this film that tells the life of a Chinese family that works with a laundry in the United States and hopes that the review of taxes and fiscal taxes favor them. So far it could be an ordinary drama waiting for their tax return to come out in their favor and be able to continue with the family business until the protagonist is contacted by her husband but this time belonging to another universe. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheiner, directors of the film known as The Daniels, took the latest theories of astrophysics to tell us a drama that opens in hundreds of universes, but that is very common to all and is the relationship between mother and daughter.
The film portrays the tough relationship between Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) and her daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu) who feels that her mother is immersed in work, only pressures her, finds fault with her, and calls her fat while trying to go through the normal crises of adolescence and accept her relationship with her female partner in the eyes of her family.
It is the favorite to win Best Picture, Best Director for Daniels, Best Actress for Michelle Yeoh, Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan, and possibly Best Supporting Actress for Jamie Lee Curtis.
Yeoh, who for years has been a martial arts powerhouse on the big screen, has said throughout the awards season that “Everything Everywhere All at Once” opened a new door for her as an actress. Quan, who was an actor as a child and had all but given up on acting after years of no auditions, has said the Oscar was not her goal, she simply wanted a job. And he already became the first Asian to win in the supporting actor category at the SAG Awards 2023.
“In times of chaos and turbulence, this is a film about healing. It’s about love. It’s about any ordinary person, as we all are, who has the opportunity to be a superhero with superpowers that are love and compassion.” Says Yeoh
The Daniels take the risk of portraying reality between comedy, absurdity, and fiction, a drama in the background that amid the chaos that can be sustaining a family, generating income, and dealing with problems finds the magic necessary to continue. A powerful reflection on the deep wounds and pains that we carry with our loved ones and that, like the daughter in the film Joy, can plunge her into deep pain and depression, which would be alleviated with the recognition of her mother and a more harmonious relationship with her.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is also the one that put Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett in Oscar contention.
The film is also the one that put Michelle Yeoh and Cate Blanchett to fight for the Oscar, a contest that already gives that talk and since the protagonist of Everything at once everywhere made harsh criticism in her social networks against the racism that she believes prevails in Hollywood sharing on her Instagram account an article from Vogue magazine entitled ‘For more than two decades there has not been a non-white winner of the Oscar for best actress Will the situation change in 2023? ‘, where a deep criticism is made of what they call “systematized racism” by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.