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Before and after a tense meeting with IRS inspector Deirdre Beaubeirdre, Waymond's body is taken over by Alpha-Waymond, a version of Waymond from the "Alphaverse." Alpha-Waymond explains to Evelyn over the course of the story that many parallel universes exist because every choice a person makes creates a new alternative universe. His wife, the late Alpha-Evelyn, discovered the existence of these universes and developed "verse-jumping" technology, which enables one to transfer their consciousness to a parallel-universe self and gain their skills and memories by performing a bizarre and "statistically improbable" action, such as eating a tube of chap stick. The multiverse is threatened by Jobu Tupaki, the Alphaverse version of Joy, whose mind was splintered after Alpha-Evelyn pushed her to extensively verse-jump. Jobu is nigh-omniscient due to experiencing all universes at once and can verse-jump and manipulate matter at will. She has created an "everything bagel" topped with literally everything,[15] which appears as a toroid singularity[16] that could destroy the multiverse.

Everything Everywhere All at Once(2022)

Evelyn's consciousness uncontrollably verse-jumps alongside Jobu's across a multitude of bizarre universes. Jobu explains that she has been searching for an Evelyn who can see, as she does, that human existence is pointless and that nothing matters. She brings Evelyn to the everything bagel, saying that she wants to use it to allow herself and Evelyn to truly die. Upon looking into the bagel, Evelyn is persuaded and acts cruelly and nihilistically in other universes, hurting those around her.

Kwan has said the idea of the everything bagel "started as just a throwaway joke", a play on a type of American bagel called an "everything bagel", which is baked with a large variety of toppings. Scheinert said they spent time attempting to develop the religion of bagel followers, but encountered complications: "[Jobu Tupaki]'s a nihilist; should there be dogma? Should there be a book? What should their practices be as a religion? The bagel stuck because it became such a useful, simple symbol that we could point to as filmmakers. And you don't have to explain it much beyond the joke."[16][15]

Consequence's Clint Worthington wrote that "for all its dadaist absurdism and blink-if-you-miss-it [sic] pace, Daniels weaves the chaotic possibilities into the multiverse into a cohesive story about the travails of the road not traveled, and the need to carve out your own meaning in a meaningless universe."[44] Describing Jobu Tupaki's modus operandi, Worthington notes "the living contradiction that is the everything bagel: if you put everything on a bagel, what more is left? And if you've experienced everything that the multiverse can offer, what's the point of any of it?"[44] Kwan said that the everything bagel concept "did two things. It allowed us to talk about nihilism without being too eye roll-y. And it creates a MacGuffin: a doomsday device. If, in the first half of the movie, people think that the bagel is here to destroy the world, and in the second half you realize it's a depressed person trying to destroy themselves, it just takes everything about action movies and turns it into something more personal."[16] The writer George Gillett argues that the movie is "a coming-of-age film for the internet generation", with the multiverse resembling virtual environments which viewers increasingly exist within. [45]

Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry's Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is the closest and best analogue to Everything Everywhere All at Once in terms of tone, execution, theme, and emotional devastation. Here, the science-fiction conceit isn't a machine that erases specific memories evoked by external stimuli but rather a device that allows the user to access the entire life experience of a parallel self in one of an infinite number of parallel universes. That means that for as long as these two possible versions of the same person are quantumly entangled, the holder of the doodad can be a great chef, for instance, or a famous martial artist, or a cartoon, or a rock. The farther away the version of you is in terms of divergent paths taken in their lives, the more unlikely an act you have to perform in order for the machine to "bridge" the space between you. It's like the Infinite Improbability Drive powering the Heart of Gold spaceship in Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: the more random an action, the more powerful the interaction. Just one of the dozens of clever nerd references in the film, not that you have to get a single one of them to enjoy it. In the midst of her audit by dedicated public servant Deidre (Jamie Lee Curtis), Evelyn is warned that something transdimensional is making its way towards her--a source of great destabilizing power that is looking, for whatever reason, for every version of Evelyn in search of The One. I was afraid this was a messianic plot in the vein of The Matrix, but it's not that. The Evelyn of the audit is, in fact, "the One," though not because she's the best Evelyn--because she's the worst: the most despairing, the most useless, the one who made every possible "bad" decision in her life to lead her to this moment, having accomplished nothing and about to lose everything.

In EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, Evelyn Wong (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan), have an important appointment to file their taxes at their local IRS office because their laundromat's business taxes are under review. Complicating the day is Evelyn's elderly father (James Hong), who's visiting from China, and her daughter, Joy (Stephanie Hsu), who tried to introduce her girlfriend to him, much to Evelyn's chagrin. On the way to see their IRS agent, Deirdre (Jamie Lee Curtis), with a shopping caddy full of receipts, Evelyn has a bizarre encounter with Waymond, who explains that at that moment, he's a Waymond from the multiverse and that she could be just the Evelyn he's looking for in an attempt to defeat a common villain who's about to destroy the universe with cult-like devotees. She's just one of many Evelyns across the multiverse, and in order to "verse jump" to attain her other selves' skills, she has to perform tasks both wacky and mundane, like switching shoes to the wrong feet, drinking half-and-half, giving herself four papercuts, and, in one case, sitting on a butt plug. Using all of her other versions' skills, Evelyn just might be able to keep the villain from sucking everyone and everything into the void. 041b061a72


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