'Everything Everywhere All At Once' has the best take on mental health you never expected

March 12, 2023 0

There’s no simple way to sum up the Oscar-winning Everything Everywhere All At Once. It begins with the premise that a Chinese American immigrant named Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) must enter the multiverse to stop an alternate version of her daughter, Joy (Stephanie Hsu), from annihilating their world. Evelyn’s husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan), is along for the ride. (At the Oscars, Yeoh won Best Actress and Quan won Best Supporting Actor. The film also took home Best Picture, Best Film Editing, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay Oscars.)EEAAO is two hours of chaos punctuated by absurdist humor and nonstop action sequences, followed by a string of emotional revelations about Evelyn, Joy, Waymond, and the human condition. Without much warning, the film becomes a depiction of how someone — Joy — can be brought back from the edge of their existence. Suddenly, the viewer comes face-to-face with a version of

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