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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Safranek
... Dusan Mirkovic
... Ngoc Lan Tran
... Audrey Safranek
... Dr. Jorgen Asbjørnsen
... Anne-Helene Asbjørnsen
... Konrad
... Dr. Andreas Jacobsen
... Dave Johnson
... Carol Johnson
... Paul's Mother
... Audrey's Dad Larry
... Anesthesiologist
Alison J. Palmer ... Anesthesiologist's Wife
... Good Friend Tim (as Timothy Edmund Driscoll)
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Storyline

"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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We are meant for something bigger.

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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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Trivia

Dr. Jorgen Asbjornson's name is a tribute to Norwegian culture. Jorgen Moe & Peter Christen Asbjornson were pioneering folklorists in the nineteenth century. See more »

Goofs

A person 5 inches tall would have a very high and squeaky voice. The downsized people all had "normal" voices even in scenes showing them conversing with full-sized people. See more »

Quotes

Dusan Mirkovic: Yes, maybe I am a little bit asshole, but the world needs assholes. Otherwise where would the shit go out?
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A Little Change in the Weather
Lyrics by Rolfe Kent, Edward Randell, Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson
Music by Rolfe Kent
Vocal arrangement by Joanna Goldsmith-Eteson
Produced by Rolfe Kent
Performed by The Swingles
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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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