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The Everything Everywhere All At Once Quote That Makes Fans Teary-Eyed

In our review of "Everything Everywhere All At Once" we called the film a "genre mishmash" due to the many different genres that the film draws from, including comedy, drama, martial arts, science fiction, fantasy, and more. Because of this blending of genres, the film aims to elicit all manner of emotions, making the audience laugh during one moment and then cry in the next one.

When the movie gets emotional, it hits pretty hard. "Everything Everywhere All At Once" is about a lot of things, but at its core it's about a woman who regrets her life choices, and the film is dedicated to showing her the amazing things that could have been before she finally recognizes the happiness she has in the life she has chosen.

In a Reddit thread responding to a post by u/JediTigger in r/movies titled "​​Movie lines that still move you to tears," over 4.6 thousand people commented their favorite movie quotes that made them tear up, but one of the top comments was about a beloved quote from "Everything Everywhere All At Once."

Redditors tear up at the famous laundry and taxes quote

Although movie fans shared many quotes from different movies that cued the waterworks, one of the top comments was by u/SuperCub, who shared the quote "In another life, I would have really liked just doing laundry and taxes with you," by Waymond Wang (Ke Huy Quan) in "Everything Everywhere All At Once."

The quote comes near the film's climax, when protagonist Evelyn Quan Wang (Michelle Yeoh) is warping between dimensions. In one dimension, Evelyn has found the success and fulfillment she lacks in her own dimension. Finding Waymond, she tells him that life with him would be sad and unfulfilling, full of "laundry and taxes," referring to the life they lead running a laundromat. This leads Waymond to say the iconic quote, opening Evelyn's eyes to the joy found in her everyday life and leading her to reject nihilism and mend the tears in the multiverse.

It's a beautiful statement about the meaning to be found in mundanity and everyday life, and one that hit hard for many viewers, even changing their perspective on life. Redditor u/whytheforest wrote, "Omg yes! This movie touched me and likely even saved my marriage."

Another Reddit user, u/Sea-Builder-1709, wrote, "I stopped wiping the tears away after a certain point ... it was futile anyway, I just sat there with wet cheeks for the last bit of the movie. When the movie ended, my Asian-Canadian wife turned to me and said 'I think ... this is now my all time favourite movie.'"

For more on "Everything Everywhere All At Once," check out our list of facts about "Everything Everywhere All At Once" only big fans will know, and our explanation of the film's emotional but potentially confusing ending.