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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 & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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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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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Kristen Wiig replaced Reese Witherspoon in the lead role, preventing the reunion of Witherspoon and director Payne (they have collaborated on Election (1999)). 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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It's a Lovely Day
Written by Jim Hall
Performed by Amber Claire
Courtesy of Jim Hall
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
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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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