You know, if you’re Jamie Lee Curtis, you could probably have whatever you wanted from a set. That’s just how it goes when you’re a legend. So naturally, the acting giant ended up wanting something else after seeing the film — but this was more of an homage piece.
“Then, of course, I saw the movie and wanted the picture of the two rocks with the F word above both of them from that vista which the Daniels sent to me so I am complete,” she added in her Facebook post. “A love story for the ages. A family reunification story for us all!”
One could argue that the scene with the rocks is another major emotional tentpole of the film. There are many opportunities for tears in the audience with “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” but the frank conversation between Evelyn and her daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu) in a universe where they are sentient rocks in the mountains is striking in its depth and complexity. Despite the fact that it takes place in absolute silence with only subtitles to take us through, it’s one of the most effective scenes in the film because it brings mother and daughter together with no distractions in an effort to get to the core of why the multiverse is in peril (you know, Evelyn and Joy’s own relationship). On top of that, Daniels’ script is moving and meaningful, so the unspoken dialogue of the scene is pitch-perfect at getting to the heart of the emotional plane these characters have yet to cross.
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” is available to stream on Showtime.