Michelle Yeoh’s Surprise Hit Movie Finally Has A Streaming Release Date
Michelle Yeoh's biggest, weirdest, and most critically adored movie in years finally has a streaming release date.
Michelle Yeoh has been in something of a career renaissance in the last few years. First, she jumped aboard the Star Trek franchise to star in Star Trek: Discovery as Starfleet Captain Philippa Georgiou of the starship USS Shenzhou (plus a mirror universe duplicate). Then she starred as one of the most intimidating mother figures of modern cinema in John M. Chu’s Crazy Rich Asians, which grossed nearly $240 million worldwide. Then she got into another huge franchise with the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, portraying the title character’s warrior aunt. However, Michelle Yeoh’s most notable hit in years was with a scrappy, weird movie titled Everything Everywhere All at Once. Per Variety, the movie will finally be available on streaming services on June 7.
Everything Everywhere All at Once stars Michelle Yeoh as a frazzled laundromat owner named Evelyn Quan Wang. Aside from dealing with the stresses of her struggling business being audited by a very unsympathetic IRS agent (Jamie Lee Curtis), her failing marriage (to Ke Huy Quan in his first on-screen role in ages), a tense relationship with her daughter (Stephanie Hsu), and an ailing, judgmental father (the legendary James Hong), she finds herself dealing with multiversal incursions by both variants of her husband and an all-powerful entity called Jobu Tupaki. Also, at one point, Michelle Yeoh has hot dog fingers. It is a pretty weird movie.
But the appeal of infinite versions of legendary martial artist Michelle Yeoh fighting in all sorts of weird circumstances is wide, and Everything Everywhere All at Once was a surprising box office hit. The film continued to get solid numbers and draw in audiences via word of mouth for an unexpected number of weeks. Currently, Everything Everywhere All at Once has grossed over $68 million in theaters, making it distributor A24’s highest financially performing film ever. It also has received universal critical praise with an excellent 95% on Rotten Tomatoes as of right now.
But audiences have been waiting to see Michelle Yeoh jump between universes, become a rock, star in a Wong Kar-Wai pastiche, and ultimately deal with generational emotional trauma at home for a while now, and that June 7 date cannot come quickly enough. Everything Everywhere All at Once will be available to purchase for $19.99 on Apple TV and Amazon Prime on that date, with the Apple TV version reportedly also having extra footage that is not in the theatrical version, which we are going to speculate involves hamburger feet. A 4k UHD and Blu-ray will also be available next month.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is being regarded as one of Michelle Yeoh’s finest performances to date, which is impressive considering her career as one of the foremost Hong Kong action stars of her generation and starring in international blockbusters like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Memoirs of a Geisha. It is a good thing Michelle Yeoh did not give up on his film career as she has recently revealed, only to be convinced otherwise by a very unlikely Quentin Tarantino. Otherwise, we would have missed those hot dog hands.