Everything Everywhere All At Once was a big hit last year. The absurdist comedy-drama film had a little bit of everything, from martial arts to science fiction to animation. The film explored several themes, including existentialism, neurodiversity, and Asian identity, which resonated deeply with critics and audiences alike.
Everything Everywhere All At Once received many plaudits from critics and audiences. It was named one of the top ten films of 2022 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute and received nominations for a host of awards from different award ceremonies, including the Oscars.
To celebrate its Oscar nominations, A24 put the pet rocks in the infamous scene, where Yeoh’s character had a conversation with her daughter in an alternate universe, up for sale. According to the promotional picture on the company’s website, the rocks will come in a special paper box and they will be adorned with two googly eyes, much like they appeared in the film. Each pet rock costs $35 and, at the time of this publication, are all sold out.
By the way, the rocks are one of a handful of collectibles that A24 is selling from the film. The other items are Googly Eyes, the Auditor of the Month Trophy Candle, and Hot Dog Finger Gloves – all of these items made an appearance in the film.
Everything Everywhere All At Once was a success critically and commercially. The film has a 95% approval rating from 366 reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed approximately $105 million from a modest budget of $25 million.
It notched 11 nominations at the 95th Academy Awards, which is the most of any film. The film is nominated in some of the most prestigious categories too, including Best Picture, Best Actress for Yeoh, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress for Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis, and Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan. The film also received six nominations at the 80th Golden Globe Awards winning two: Best Actress for Yeoh and Best Supporting Actor for Ke Huy Quan.
Apart from Yeoh, Curtis, Hsu, and Quan, Everything Everywhere All At Once also starred James Hong, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., and Tallie Medel, among others. The absurdist comedy-drama film was written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as the Daniels.
Everything Everywhere All At Once is Yeoh’s first nomination at the Oscars awards and the first for an Asian actress. The film also delivered Curtis’s first Oscar nomination and effectively revived Quan’s career. The actor had taken a step away from Hollywood following the 1992 film Encino Man due to the lack of opportunities.
Everything Everywhere All At Once is currently streaming on Paramount Plus and Peacock. In what will be welcome news to fans, it is also making its way back to theaters in what will be its third release.