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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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"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.

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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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Downsizing  »

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$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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In the movie, the mother of Matt Damon's character, Paul, mentions "they can fly to Mars but they can't cure my fibromyalgia". In 2015, Matt Damon starred in "The Martian" a film about one of the first space expeditions to the planet Mars. See more »

Goofs

At Paul and Audrey's farewell party, Leisureland on the cake is spell incorrectly spelled Liesureland. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dr. Andreas Jacobsen: [in Norwegian to technician who has rushed into his office] Yes, Jorgen?
Dr. Jorgen Asbjørnsen: We have it... Andreas, we have it... It works!
[the embrace]
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Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.136 (2018) See more »

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Keep on Truckin'
Written by Leonard Caston, Anita Poree & Frank E. Wilson (as Frank Wilson)
Performed by Eddie Kendricks
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Unfulfilled promise and unsatisfying ending
23 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

Terrible! This movie takes an interesting premise, "What if we could make ourselves smaller to use up fewer resources and save the planet?" and does nothing with it. Basically, "Meh. Nothing would be different." It makes fun of progressive ideas and offers a defeatist outlook: The best we can do for the world is give poor neighbors our leftovers and await our doom. Our protagonist is a bumbler who lacks agency. Bossy, dissatisfied women prod him into action for better or worse. Misogynist, anti-science and racist undertones. Unimaginative plot nonsense. What is Matt Damon even doing in this movie? Was he duped into being in a regressive film? What were the writers trying to do here? Nothing good it seems.

One nice word: Actress Hong Chau acts the heck out of a dumb role. Well done.


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