Greetings Cinema friends,
Conceived nearly six years ago by two people named Daniel (Kwan and Scheinert) through a headache-inducing diagram of over a dozen color-coded storylines, scribbled notes, and dirty doodles: a maelstrom of ideas formed a film aptly named Everything Everywhere All At Once.
What begins with Evelyn Wang, a harried laundromat owner facing an IRS audit becomes a brain-bending philosophical query; an enormous-hearted comedy from a uniquely second-generation Asian-American perspective; a “hero’s journey” about information overload in the internet era; and a maximalist kung-fu epic that traverses quantum physics. Pulling back far enough though, the sum of all of these disparate details reveals simply “a story about a mom learning to pay attention to her family in the chaos,” says Kwan.
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