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Tom Everett Scott,
"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to five inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
Downsizing is an odd little creature, it's highly original but barely constitutes as a movie.
What I mean by that is it doesn't have your traditional beginning/middle/end and has very little that would constitute as a story.
Set in a world where to save the environment "Downsizing" is created. Where a person is shrunk down to 5 inches in size and lives out there life in a miniature town/settlement. Because of the decreased size they receive increased wealth and live in luxury while leaving a smaller carbon footprint.
Fantastic idea, both for a movie and perhaps the real world. I'd be interested in seeing a poll on the subject to gauge how many would be up for doing such a thing. So with such a genius concept the film will be great? Right?
Well as mentioned sadly it doesn't have a story, it just follows someone as they take part in downsizing and that's basically it. It has no structure, it has little point to be fair.
The film to its credit does have a great cast but an odd number of the notable names have criminally small parts. Jason Sudeikis, Kristen Wiig, Udo Kier, Christoph Waltz, leading man Matt Damon and the adorable Hong Chau who stole every scene.
Downsizing has a charm, but it has little substance.
Very original stuff
Great social commentary
No real plot to speak of
Some cast members are wasted
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