An aging Chinese immigrant, Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save the world by exploring other universes connecting with the lives she could have led (IMDB).
This film starts at a somewhat slow pace but then it explodes into a whirlwind of multi-dimensional settings. Yeoh give a stunning performance as a woman seemingly stuck in her life not knowing how to proceed. What happens if she chooses one path over another? We see this turmoil not only in her performance but visually as she moves from one dimension to the next. To say this film is visually stunning is an understatement. The alternate dimensions are spectacular in set design as well as costuming.
Two other characters and the actors that stand out are Ke Huy Quan as Waymond Wang, Evelyn’s husband. And, Jamie Lee Curtis as Deirdre Beaubeirdra, tax accountant. Both are absolutely brilliant in their roles. I don’t remember seeing Quan since he was a young actor portraying “short rod” in the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom movie in 1981. I haven’t seen Curtis since Knives Out in 2019. Both these characters add to the depth and hart of this film. If you are looking for something visually stunning and unique then this is the film for you. It is both bizarre and brilliant at the same time. Definitely something different from the usual Hollywood fare although at its root the story is simple.