U.S., 2022, 139 min, DCP Dir. Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, Rated R, A24
“May be a kaleidoscopic fantasy battle across space, time, genres, and emotions, but it’s an incredibly moving family drama first.” —Alison Willmore, New York Magazine/Vulture
“It’s a bittersweet domestic drama, a marital comedy, a story of immigrant striving and a hurt-filled ballad of mother-daughter love.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times
Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh), a flustered immigrant mother, is contacted from a parallel universe and told that only she can save the world. The unlikely hero must learn to channel her newfound powers and fight through the splintering timelines of the multiverse to save her home, her family, and herself in this big-hearted and irreverent adventure. With Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
The film premiered at SXSW Film Festival and it received critical acclaim for handling themes such as nihilism mixed with humor and imagination. The film also highlights Asian-American identity.
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