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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 2023 DGA Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film Nominees • Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once

“We’re all useless alone. It’s a good thing you’re NOT alone.”

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a unique and ambitious film that defies genre conventions. Directed by the Daniels (Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert), the film was born out of their desire to create something that would explore the multiverse concept in a fresh and exciting way. With an all-star cast led by Michelle Yeoh, the Daniels set out to craft a story that would not only entertain but also provoke thought and emotion. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue the 2023 DGA Awards Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film Nominees series with a conversation about Everything Everywhere All at Once.

A Mind-Bending Journey Through the Multiverse

In our discussion, we delve into the film’s exploration of the multiverse concept and how it uses this premise to tell a deeply personal story about a mother-daughter relationship and a husband-wife relationship (and a daughter-father relationship). We examine how the Daniels masterfully weave together multiple genres, from science fiction to martial arts to comedy, creating a unique and engaging viewing experience. Additionally, we analyze how the film’s inventive use of aspect ratios and visual effects enhances the narrative and immerses the audience in the various universes.

Other Topics Covered

  • The stellar performances by the cast, particularly Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan
  • The film’s exploration of themes such as family, identity, and the choices we make
  • The Daniels’ distinctive directorial style and how it elevates the material
  • The emotional resonance of the story and its ability to connect with audiences

Why Everything Everywhere All at Once is a Must-See Film

Everything Everywhere All at Once is a film that pushes the boundaries of storytelling and filmmaking. It is a testament to the Daniels’ creativity and vision, as well as the incredible talent of the cast and crew. Despite its complex narrative and unconventional structure, the film remains accessible and emotionally engaging, thanks to its relatable characters and universal themes. We thoroughly enjoyed discussing this unique and thought-provoking film, and we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a fresh and exciting cinematic experience. We have a great time talking about it, so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!

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