Everything everywhere at once is one of them movies full of surprises at every turn. The film stars Michelle Yeoh as Evelyn, a laundromat owner who must face the challenge of saving the multiverse. Fans of director Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — aka “Daniels” — should know that after 2016, they can expect the unexpected Swiss army man. But probably few expected Everything everywhere at once to present a hit from the year 2000.
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” contains a hit
During a point early in Everything everywhere at once, one character explains to another how they can sense that something is wrong. “Your clothes never wear so well the next day. And your hair never falls the same way,” he tells her. And moviegoers who know their chart-topping hits of the 2000s might recognize those words.
These lines are actually lyrics from “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” by a band called Nine Days. The track peaked at number six on the charts. And while Nine Days didn’t have a long run at the top of the pop charts, theirs did One hit wonder hit stays in the memory of everyone who turned on the radio in the early 2000s and beyond.
The real songwriter made 4 versions of the track
As confirmed by Daniels during a screening of Everything everywhere at once (about slash movie), this dialogue wasn’t just a direct reference to the Nine Days song. The track actually had an influence on her film. Screening the film, the filmmaking duo realized just how prominent the reference really is in the context of the film.
Daniels eventually reached out to Nine Days lead singer John Hampson. And that connection led to a deeper collaboration between the musician and Daniels. Hampson wrote new lyrics to “Absolutely (Story of a Girl)” so that Daniels could present different versions of the tune throughout the multiverse.
Each new version addresses Yeoh’s character’s status in a particular universe. And the inclusion of the 2000 hit Nine Days makes the different versions of the song another adorable Easter egg Everything everywhere at once. The most outrageous has a bit of fun with a popular Pixar film.
“Everything Everywhere All At Once” garnered critical acclaim
Most moviegoers headed to see Daniels’ new film probably didn’t have Absolutely (Story of a Girl) in mind when they bought their tickets. But it’s hard to deny how well the angst-ridden song fits the emotional turmoil Evelyn and her family are grappling with Everything everywhere at once.
The film has garnered universal acclaim for its performances (especially Yeoh’s), tonal balance and absurd humor. Nine Days fans should appreciate it even more now. Truly, the film’s status will only rise as fans discover how many fun details are thrown into Daniel’s film.
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