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Downsizing (2017)

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A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

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We are meant for something bigger.

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity and drug use. | See all certifications »

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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,954,287, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,449,754, 1 February 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$38,716,619, 26 January 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Second collaboration between Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig after The Martian (2015). See more »

Goofs

Prior to the characters being downsized, all of the hair on their heads and their bodies is shaved off. But when the men are shown laying naked on their backs after being shrunk down, they all still have thick thatches of pubic hair. See more »

Quotes

Paul Safranek: Oh, well, jeez, let's see, um... You don't buy as many products,you're not paying as much sales tax,some of you aren't even paying any income tax.I mean, you're not reallyparticipating in our economy, are you?
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Referenced in Golic and Wingo: Episode #1.44 (2018) See more »

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It's a trap!!!
26 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

So I have never reviewed a movie before, but OMG, what just happened here. The trailers looked entertaining and Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig are comedy heavyweights, so I figured "hey, shrink down some people and commence with hilarity and comedy hijinx". WRONG. Both actors combined have about 10-15 minutes of screen time. The movie started out promising, but then it started to get strange and preachy. After the credits rolled, my wife and I just sort of stared at each other for an awkward amount of time waiting to see who would blame who for picking this movie. The conspiracy theorist in me is concerned that I was baited with a fun comedy movie then switched into a global warming nonsense hit piece.


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