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Downsizing

WE ARE MEANT FOR SOMETHING BIGGER.Ā 

In the near future, scientists find a way to shrink people down to five inches; this ā€downsizingā€ becomes an environmentally friendly, even luxurious, option for a married couple in Omaha (Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig). Alexander Payne worked on this idea for many years before it finally became a movie, but the results are a bit of a letdown. Ambitious, with plenty of food for thought regarding the nature of activism, but not quite as funny, charming or touching as intended. Still, a strong performance by Damon who goes through quite a journey, Christoph Waltz as his hard-partying neighbor, and Hong Chau as a woman who was downsized against her will.

2017-U.S. 135 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed byĀ Alexander Payne. Screenplay: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor. Cast: Matt Damon (Paul Safranek), Christoph Waltz (Dusan Mirkovic), Hong Chau (Ngoc Lan Tran), Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Maribeth Monroeā€¦ Udo Kier, Rolf LassgĆ„rd, James Van Der Beek, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place.

 

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