Everyone Everything All At Once review; What family trauma movies wish they were

Neah Shaw, Reporter


   Family trauma movies are always done the same; they’re always frome the point of view of the person who is receiving the trauma. But what if there is more than one side of the story? 

  Actor Jonathan Ke Huy Quan, who played Data in The Goonies, has come back into the spotlight after 20 years to co-star alongside Michelle Yeoh in Everyone Everything All At Once. Quan and Yeoh play a married couple in a complicated family unit with expectations, stress, differences, and failures, giving the audience a chance to connect to the individual characters or family as a whole.  

     The witty comments, bantering, and questionable choices make the characters feel personal and real. These relatable characters in an abstract world make for a great conflict and a unique viewing experience. The stunning visuals and CGI produced by a team with no background experience capture the true essence of the expansive nature of the universe with glitz and glam or wacky turn of events.

   Even with these special effects and a dirty comedic tone, the message of the movie is never lost. It presents itself in a well-thought-out manner by observing different sides of relationships. Both sides are represented fairly with little to no biases.  

   If you are a visual person this movie is for you. The attention to detail and realness will leave you satisfied when leaving the theater. One of the last visually exploding scenes will leave you feeling out of this world.  This movie does not have a soundtrack you will replay or remember, because it does not need one to keep it alive.    

   This movie is truly a wonderful film that takes one through the family experience. It’s truly an eye-opening heart-felt experience for anyone who watches it. Be prepared to watch it again to catch the small details missed the first time through.