One reason this burst of uncontainable energy tops the year’s best list is the way you can feel the future of movies and their infinite possibilities popping in every frame.

Thirtysomething writer-directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — they call themselves the Daniels — throw everything they have at the screen.

That means taking a story about how a bickering family of Chinese-American laundromat owners — mom (Michelle Yeoh), dad (Ke Huy Quan) and daughter (Stephanie Hsu) — face down an IRS auditor (Jamie Lee Curtis) by zapping into the multiverse where a dead-end is suddenly alive with possibilities.

You’ll laugh till it hurts. Low-budget indie films rarely hit $100 million at the box office – but this one did!