I wonder how many people, like me, would have watched the movie ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ after hearing that both Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh won an award at the Golden Globes on Jan 10th. To be perfectly honest, it isn’t the fact that each actor received the recognition that enticed me to watch this movie, but more the fact that Drew from the Nat & Drew Show was impressed and truly recommended it. I know, I can be so influenceable but since the movie was available on Amazon Prime, why not make an opinion for myself!
I don’t remember the exact words Drew used to describe the film, but wow – it’s quite something. I am not one to like sci-fi, unrealistic, fantasy, or martial arts action movies so you won’t be surprised to hear that I didn’t like the movie. I did however, appreciate the artistic composition and filmmaking abilities, and I still can’t believe that the Daniels created such an ‘over the top’ movie to share what is really a complicated love story between a mum and her daughter.
I have to applaud because it is a brilliant movie that touches on the struggles to connect with those you love, in a format that I had never ever experienced before – but again, I don’t do those sorts of films and when we decided to watch, we went in ‘blind’. We literally had no idea what it was about, what language would be featured, or what was the main topic. All we knew was that the movie cast had received awards the night before and that whichever radio I had listened to that day was talking about it. What’s interesting though, is that after watching the movie, I would have given an award to the movie itself – you know, like the best picture award – and not really an award for the acting. Don’t get me wrong, Ke Huy Quan and Michelle Yeoh were both fabulous and I have not watched the work of any of the other nominees in their respective categories to make an educated decision, but the movie is so well done, so creative and so unique that I would have easily put it in the main award category.
So now that I see that Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Fabelmans’ won best drama at Golden Globes, I must watch it 😉