Everything Everywhere All at Once is a 2022 American absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, who produced it with Anthony and Joe Russo.
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, 2022, before a wide release by A24 on April 8, 2022. It was a commercial success and grossed over $104 million worldwide, becoming A24’s first film to cross the $100 million mark and surpassing Hereditary (2018) as its highest-grossing film. Critics widely acclaimed the film, praising its screenplay, direction, visual effects, cinematography, score, stunt choreography, production values, costume design, originality, and handling of themes such as existentialism, generational trauma, nihilism, neurodiversity, and Asian-American identity. The performances of Yeoh, Quan, Hsu, and Curtis also received ubiquitous acclaim.
The plot is centered on a Chinese American immigrant (played by Michelle Yeoh) who, while being audited by the IRS. It discovers that she must connect with parallel universe versions of herself to prevent a powerful being from destroying the multiverse. Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis appear in supporting roles. The New York Times called the film a “swirl of genre anarchy” with elements of surreal comedy, science fiction, fantasy, martial arts films, and animation.
Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn Quan Wang
Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng (6 August 1962) is a Malaysian actress. A ballet dancer since 4. After a brief dance career, she won the Miss Malaysia beauty pageant title. And the Miss Moomba beauty pageant title in Melbourne, Australia in the early 1980s.
She later became known to Western audiences through roles in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). In the phenomenally successful Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). She turned down a role in a sequel to The Matrix (1999).
The actress won her first Golden Globe for her performance in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Stephanie Hsu as Joy Wang
Stephanie Ann Hsu (born November 25, 1990) is an American actress. She originated the theatrical role of Christine Canigula in Be More Chill. And Karen the Computer in The SpongeBob Musical, performing in the Broadway runs of both. On-screen, she had a recurring role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2019–present).
Before starring in the film Everything Everywhere All at Once (2022). Joy Wang/Jobu Tupaki, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Ke Huy Quan as Waymond Wang
Ke Huy Quan (born August 20, 1971), also known as Jonathan Ke Quan, is an American actor. Quan played Short Round in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) and Data in The Goonies (1985). In 1990 and 1991, he co-starred as Jasper Kwong in the sitcom Head of the Class over two seasons. Quan stopped acting due to a lack of opportunity in the late 1990s.
He received acclaim and won many accolades, including a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
James Hong as Gong Gong
James Hong (born February 22, 1929) is an American actor, producer, and director. With more than 650 film and television credits as of 2022. He is one of the most prolific actors of all time.
As a voice actor, Hong voiced Chi-Fu in Mulan (1998), Dalton Wong in the animated television series Jackie Chan Adventures (2002–2004). And Professor Chang in Teen Titans (2003–2006).On May 10, 2022. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the American film and television industries.
Jamie Lee Curtis as Deirdre Beaubeirdre
Jamie Lee Curtis (born November 22, 1958) is an American actress, producer, children’s author, and activist. She known for her performances in film and television. Jamie is one of the most prolific actors in the horror and slasher genres. She labeled as a scream queen.
Curtis got her big break at acting in 1978 when she won the role of Laurie Strode on Halloween (1978). She starred in one of the biggest action films ever, True Lies (1994). For which she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance.
Jenny Slate as Debbie the Dog Mom
Jenny Sarah Slate (born March 25, 1982) is an American actress, comedian, and author. She known for her role as Mona Lisa Saperstein on ‘Parks and Recreation’ as well. Being the co-creator of the ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On’ short films and children’s book series.
Slate’s breakout role came with her leading performance in the coming-of-age comedy-drama film Obvious Child (2014). She won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy. She nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and Gotham Independent Film Award.
Harry Shum Jr. as Chad
Harry Shum J. (born April 28, 1982) is an American actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer. He known for his roles as Mike Chang on the Fox television series Glee (2009-15). As Magnus Bane on the freeform television series Shadow hunters (2016-19).
He nominated for four Screen Actors Guild Awards for his performance in Glee, winning once. He won the award for The Male TV Star of 2018 in the E! People’s Choice Awards for Shadow hunters.