How EEAAO Teaches Us How To Care For Others

An action-packed ride from start to finish chock-full of fights and things exploding, yet one cannot deny the entire film is about how to show love to one another.

evelyn's fight scene

Everything, Everywhere, All At Once does cover everything, everywhere, all at once as the title suggests, but one of the most important elements is the emotional aspects it portrays.

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert had the entire multiverse in the palm of their hands and still managed to tell the story of a dysfunctional family finding care for each other. An action-packed ride from start to finish chock-full of fights and things exploding, yet one cannot deny the entire film is about how to show love to one another.  

Working helps you live your life, but don't make it your life

instances of Evelyn being a workaholic

At the beginning of the film, we repeatedly witness Evelyn make her job the top priority over anything else including her husband and daughter. Her main goal is to sort out the taxes and get things organized.

However, in her mission for getting some comfort with her work, she inadvertently neglected her responsibilities of being a wife and a mother.

The stress of having so much to do can be extremely overwhelming but one should have a clear-cut view of where the professional life ends and the personal life begins.

Even after Alpha Waymond reveals that the multiverse exists and that there is a great evil that is targeting her, she is more worried about her taxes.

The hard bubble that she has put herself into makes her blind to everyone and everything that is slowly drifting apart from her neglecting attitude, such as the divorce papers from her husband.

By the end of the film, it is a lot more apparent that even though the task of getting their taxes sorted out, is no reason to ignore your loved ones.

In fact, she even manages to get her daughter involved in the process which she failed to do so in the beginning due to a fight that broke out between them due to Evelyn neglecting her daughter's wishes.

Ambition is a great tool if you know where to aim

Evelyn's family including Waymond and gong gong

Every family member has a goal to accomplish in the movie. Evelyn wants to get her taxes sorted out, Joy wants to make Becky known as her girlfriend to her grandfather, and Waymond wants to get separated from Evelyn with the help of the divorce papers.

Gong Gong is kind of just there to add fuel to the flames of every mess Evelyn makes along the way. However, we get a glimpse of what Waymond truly wanted for so long when Evelyn meets with a successful version of her husband.

He admits that even though his heart is broken from being rejected by her, he would have loved just doing taxes and laundry with her in another universe.

The ambition behind the act of finding love and care for each other while going through the hurdles of opening up their own business with just the two of them as the sole workers was the one that Waymond had.

He wanted nothing else than to share happiness with his wife, no matter how tough the times become. That is true ambition. A selfless goal in the name of love and care for his wife.  

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Everyone needs a Waymond in their life

waymond

Waymond is a simple man with a simple goal in mind. He knows the world is a cruel place. He is quite aware of everything and everyone around him, yet he chooses to be soft-spoken and humble.

According to him...

"The only thing I do know is that we have to be kind. Please, be kind. Especially when we don't know what's going on."

It is only because of Evelyn's so selfless and caring husband that pulled her back from Jobu Tupaki's plan. It is only because of Waymond that Evelyn found her moral footing in the infinite space of everything, everywhere, all at once.

The fact that all the multiverse events occurring in the movie were revolving around the care of Evelyn's family members is something the movie does intentionally to drive home their point.

Especially with her husband's care for her and her care for her daughter. The element of care could have completely remodeled the ending of the story as that is what the aspect of caring affects the most.

If the protagonist would have cared even a notch less for her daughter and would have been unable to express it, the ending could have become the end of everything, everywhere, all at once.

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