The first words about this film have been nothing short of phenomenal.
Releasing in the US on March 25th, before expanding to over 2,000 screens (which is a good thing for a relatively small movie) this weekend, if you’re a mega-movie fan, there’s Chances are you are already well aware of Everything everywhere all at once.
But for those who might have missed the huge fandom this film is already building, let us catch you up.
Produced by the Russo Brothers (the guys behind Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame), and written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as Daniels (who directed 2016’s bizarre Swiss Army Man, as well as the bonkers music video for Lil Jon’s ‘Turn Down For What’), the first trailer for their new movie arrived a few months ago and quickly blew everyone away…
Clip via A24
The official synopsis for the film is as follows:
“When an interdimensional rift unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel his newfound powers to battle the bizarre and puzzling dangers of the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.”
While interdimensional rifts seem to be all the rage right now – see also: Spider-Man: No Way Home, Loki, the next Flash movie, and more. the incredible Michelle Yeoh at the center of the action and seemingly using as much influence from Michel Gondry and Charlie Kaufman as Marvel and DC.
The film also features Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Harry Shum Jr. and the legendary James Hong, and upon release scored 97% on Rotten Tomatoes, and as one reviewer pointed out, now has the highest Rotten Tomatoes score in the last decade:
EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is officially the highest rated film of the decade on @Rotten tomatoes with an average score of 8.8
It’s currently tied with the only other film from this decade that has that score: Best Picture winner NOMADLAND pic.twitter.com/owLD32avvw
— Diego Andaluz (@thediegoandaluz) April 9, 2022
The film has also found its fair share of celebrity supporters, including Kumail Nanjiani (star of Eternals, writer of The Big Sick), Neil Gaiman (creator of Sandman, Coraline and American Gods) and Rian Johnson (writer/director of Looper and Knives out).
Everything, everywhere, everything at the same time is special. If I start talking about what I love, I’ll write until the oceans evaporate. So I’ll just say thank you to @dunkwunDaniel Scheinert, Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, @jamieleecurtis & everyone else involved. Wow.
— Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) April 15, 2022
I just saw Everything Everywhere All At Once. To see at the cinema if you can. See it without knowing anything if you can. Best, most wonderful movie I’ve seen in ages. Thank you A24 Films for screening it for me. Thanks to everyone who did. Thank you Michelle Yeoh for existing. pic.twitter.com/5Gd4UQ6s3z
— Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) April 17, 2022
.@allatoncemovie is expanding into more theaters this weekend and I can’t hit the drum hard enough to see it big and with a crowd – it’s an emotional joy-filled ride and a big ambitious swing that works I got it found really inspiring. 🙌🏻🥯
— Rian Johnson (@rianjohnson) April 16, 2022
So even with all the hype and love for the film, there’s still no set release date for Everything, Everything for either Ireland or the UK.
A24 distributors are a bit used to having big gaps between the release dates of their (admittedly, usually brilliant) movies in the US and then this side of the pond, like The Green Knight ( July 2021 in the US, September 2021 here), Zola (June 2021 in the US, August 2021 here) and Lady Bird (November 2017 in the US, February 2018 here).
Chances are, after that similar amount of time, we could get the movie in cinemas here around June or July of this year, and who knows, an official release date might have been announced by the time we click on post on the article.
But as of this writing, the top-rated film of the decade still doesn’t have an Irish release date.