Downsizing

English
ComedyDramaSci-Fi
12 Jan, 2018
2 hrs 18 mins
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Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community - a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
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Verdict: A big-picture satire that's more than about being little. One of the most problematic problems of the society is the environmental impact of the large population. But what if it could all go away by shrinking people to a few inches tall? Matt Damon's latest sci-fi film isn't afraid to tackle big ideas about []... ...Read full review
Often, while watching a movie, it might surprise you with a moment of absolute clarity it could be a line of dialogue, a scene, or a bit of music that makes you wonder if it was a fluke. The cynicism is understandable because, as we can all agree, moments such as this are rarer than an understated Nicolas Cage performance. ...Read full review
As a solution to the effects of overpopulation and impending climate change, scientists have come up with a revolutionary procedure called `Downsizing`, where people can be shrunk to 5 inches. This means fewer resources are consumed, the pollution reduced and people get a chance to live a lavish lifestyle than their big counterparts because a mere $100,000 is transformed to $12,00,000 when you are transformed. ...Read full review
So the one crumpled rosebud in the otherwise perfect cinematic universe created by director Alexander Payne in Downsizing is its leading man, Matt Damon. According to calculations, an excess of 900 billion fictional dollars has been spent on rescuing Damon from various times and places in space. And while in this movie it costs a trifling 15 thousand dollars to reduce him to five inches in height, as the end credits come on, one cant help feeling that its more money down the drain. Like really, this guy? ...Read full review
A director often striving for the soulful and solemn, Payne (Descendants, Nebraska) tries something different here. And, at first, it is a remarkable idea. Given that most of the Earths troubles can be traced to overpopulation, why not downsize people, literally? Bring them down to 0.03 per cent of their sizes, meaning they occupy lesser space, require lesser resources and, hence, leave a smaller carbon footprint. ...Read full review

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