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The box office success of “Tout bla bla… ce film”, its potential

by Pansy Robbins

Leading the box office by catering to the younger generation in North America

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In the movie , the main character, Evelyn (Yang Zichong), travels across the multiverse to meet other selves. Pictured is Evelyn in the multiverse where humans evolved to have hot dog fingers. Provided by Waterhole Company.

There are movies that I can barely get a clue what kind of movie it is, even if I look at the poster, watch the preview video, or read the intro. is such a movie. From the title, it’s long and confusing, which is why it’s sometimes called ‘all blah blah’ among the public.

A low-budget movie starring Asian actors is causing a stir. The film, which was released in about ten theaters in the United States last year, received enthusiastic responses from the younger generation and was screened in more than 3,000 theaters within a few months. It was A24’s first independent film distribution to exceed $100 million in revenue, becoming A24’s highest-grossing film. Last month at the Golden Globe Awards, Yang Zi-chung (Ang Cha-kyung), who played lead character Evelyn, and Ki Hoi-quan, who played her husband Weymond, won Best Actress and Best actor in a supporting role, winning two gold medals. medals. At the prestigious American film awards ceremony, the 95th Academy Awards (Oscar), won 10 awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Original Screenplay, Best Music, Best Song original. , Best Editing, etc. He was nominated for 11 nominations and was nominated for most categories. In particular, Yang Zichong is the first Asian actor to be nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress and is receiving high expectations.

The box office success of was worn by the younger generation in North America. There were reactions such as “I don’t understand” or “I don’t understand”, but the younger generation responded enthusiastically, both at home and abroad. How did a unique movie full of weird themes and settings, such as hot dog fingers, talking raccoons, and pinkie kung fu, impress them?

A new family story where mothers understand their daughters

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Evelyn (Yang Zhi-chung) says to her daughter, “I want to be here with you.” It also means that I will accept and love Joy as she is. Provided by Waterhole Company.

American media such as Vox interpreted that the “millennium parental apology fantasy” is emerging as a new subgenre within the family drama genre, and is the embodiment of this fantasy. Previous works that dealt with family stories ended with children realizing how much their parents’ generation had sacrificed for them and how much their parents loved them. It’s to relieve liver trauma.

The “millennial parent apology fantasy” narrative, in which parents first approach their children, can also be found in And . is also the story of Evelyn’s change after being unable to accept her lesbian daughter Joy (Stephanie Sue). Evelyn accepts Joey for who he is and understands his despair. This is the end that the millennials hoped for.

Minority melted everywhere in the work without being heavy

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Joy (Stephanie Sue), Evelyn’s daughter, is dating a woman. Evelyn doesn’t like that Joey gained more weight than expected, that she’s a lesbian, that she has tattoos on her body. Provided by Waterhole Company.

Aeol is also a story of Asian immigrants, sexual minorities, middle-aged women, and people with mental disabilities. Diverse and complex minority identities blend naturally throughout the work. It tells a completely different story from the white, male, and straight-centric narrative, without foregrounding any topic such as race, gender, sexual identity, or mental health issues. A middle-aged Asian woman who seems like the most unsuccessful person in the world becomes a hero who saves the world and her family from despair. The film was well received by Asian immigrants and the queer community, as well as the younger generation who oppose racism and sexism.

Director Daniel Kwan cast Evelyn as a character with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Evelyn finds it hard to concentrate on anything, especially when it comes to dealing with taxes. The rather frantic dialogue and fragmented screens at the start of the film are the result of following Evelyn’s gaze.

A philosophy necessary for a generation that does not believe in God

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A black bagel symbolizing chaos and despair. Provided by Waterhole Company.

The film introduces a new philosophy of life to the younger generation who do not believe in God. In the film, the “black bagel”, a symbol of chaos and despair, appears. Created by Joy, who has experienced everything in every multiverse. When you look at a bagel, you fall into despair. Joy, who represents the younger generation, says, “Nothing matters.”

Young people around the world rarely believe in any one truth or in God these days. A survey from Arizona Christian University last year found that 28% of baby boomers and 43% of millennials said they “don’t know, care or believe in God”. It’s easy to end up with nihilism like Joy, if you think there’s no right, wrong or meaning in any choice.

deals with how to avoid falling into despair and lethargy without denying the proposition that everything is meaningless and has hope. “The only thing I know is that we have to be friendly,” Waymond said looking shaky. Especially when you don’t know what’s going on,” she tells Evelyn. Adopting Waymond’s philosophy, Evelyn embraces Joy and heals the world.

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