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Your Guide To Watching Everything Everywhere All At Once In The UK
Because the Oscar-winning film deserves your attention.
When the trailer for Everything Everywhere All At Once first debuted in Dec. 2021, no one was expecting the multiverse implications of a laundromat owner being audited by the IRS. Starring Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, and Stephanie Hsu, the film sees Evelyn Wang (Yeoh) discover that she must connect with and embrace the skills of versions of herself in other parallel universes to save the world.
Written and directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (who go by the moniker Daniels), this visual rollercoaster of a movie went on to become a huge indie sleeper hit. On March 12, the film triumphed at the 95th annual Oscars in Hollywood, where it scooped the awards for Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture. Meanwhile, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis took home the awards for Best Supporting Actor and Actress, respectively, and Michelle Yeoh made history with her Best Actress win, becoming the category's first-ever Asian winner.
Fancy watching one of the most lauded films of the past year? Here’s how to watch Everything Everywhere All At Once in the UK, and what you can expect from the film.
When Is Everything Everywhere All At Once Out In The UK?
If you missed it in the cinemas, do not despair – Everything Everywhere All At Once is now available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray, and has also made its way over to streaming services. Currently a free pick for Amazon Prime Video subscribers, viewers can also rent the film for a few quid (from £3.49 for the SD version, to be precise) from Google Play, Microsoft, YouTube, Rakuten, and Curzon – and all of these platforms also offer slightly pricier options to permanently buy the film, too. It’s also available for just over a fiver on Apple TV.
The critically acclaimed film initially premiered in the U.S. on Mar. 25, 2022, with Kwan later announcing a UK release date for Everything Everywhere All At Once in Apr. 2022. The film eventually hit our cinema screens in May 2022, scooping a record-smashing $100 million (£81.2m) at the box office worldwide for A24, far outstripping the studio’s previous top-sellers Lady Bird, Moonlight, Uncut Gems, and Hereditary.
Everything Everywhere All At Once Plot
The story centres around Evelyn Wang (played by Michelle Yeoh), as she struggles to maintain balance in her life. Not only is her laundromat business being audited by the IRS, but she’s also in the midst of a divorce with her husband Waymond (Ke Huy Quan), as well as dealing with her daughter Joy’s (Stephanie Hsu) dating life.
When the pressure becomes too much, Evelyn is seemingly taken over by another personality. Going by the name Alpha, they tell Evelyn that parallel universes exist and that the people of these universes have developed technology that allows them to access the skills of their counterparts.
What follows is a symphony of bizarre, surrealist moments as Evelyn begins to learn these superhuman powers in an effort to prevent the multiverse from collapsing in on itself.
What Have Critics Been Saying About Everything Everywhere All At Once?
Described by The Guardian’s Lisa Wong Macabasco as “the year’s wildest movie,” Everything Everywhere All At Once is currently sitting with a Certified Fresh rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
While many have praised Yeoh’s performance, with Vanity Fair’s Maureen Ryan going so far as saying this is Yeoh’s “role of a lifetime,” some have criticised the film as being a little too much.
TIME Magazine’s Stephanie Zacharek describes it as being “too often frenetic only for craziness’ sake,” but echoed Ryan’s sentiment that Yeoh “anchors” the film, adding that Daniels deserves praise for creating “this kind of showcase” for the actor’s talent.
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