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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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Alexander Payne
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Damon ... Paul Safranek
Christoph Waltz ... Dusan Mirkovic
Hong Chau ... Ngoc Lan Tran
Kristen Wiig ... Audrey Safranek
Rolf Lassgård ... Dr. Jorgen Asbjørnsen
Ingjerd Egeberg ... Anne-Helene Asbjørnsen
Udo Kier ... Konrad
Søren Pilmark ... Dr. Andreas Jacobsen
Jason Sudeikis ... Dave Johnson
Maribeth Monroe ... Carol Johnson
Jayne Houdyshell ... Paul's Mother
Phil Reeves ... Audrey's Dad Larry
James Van Der Beek ... Anesthesiologist
Alison J. Palmer Alison J. Palmer ... Anesthesiologist's Wife
Tim Driscoll ... 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.

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Taglines:

We are meant for something bigger. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Release Date:

22 December 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Downsizing See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig also appeared in Masterminds (2016) and Saturday Night Live (TV Series). See more »

Goofs

Little Ronni has been the first baby being born in the miniaturized society and is seen as a celebrity and historical member of it. However, in the time line followed one year after Paul's divorce, he is characterized by a teenager, almost adult and sexually very active, while he was born only 11 to 12 years before that. See more »

Quotes

Drunk Guy at Bar: Can I get a normal-sized beer for a normal-sized guy?
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Crazy Credits

The first half of the end credits feature the camera zooming out from the chest outward of Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing Vitruvian Man. See more »


Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 10 for 2 Pianos and Orchestra in E-Flat Major, K. 365:III. Rondo. Allegro
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by Leningrad Soloists, Carmen Piazzini & Alfredo Perl, conducted by Michail Gantvarg
Courtesy of Countdown Media GmbH
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Don't judge this movie with it's trailer
8 February 2018 | by burakuytunSee all my reviews

In my opinion the biggest problem and the reason for all the down votes of this movie is it's trailer. I also thought this movie was going to be a full-on comedy. Seeing Jason Sudeikis,Kristen Wiig in the trailer; all the jokes made me believe this is going to be funny to watch. Well, both of them were in the movie for like 7 minutes. Also there was this anticipation of experiencing how the "small" world would be but that also is a really tiny part of the movie.

This movie is much more than the trailer offers but unfortunately it also is much less than it too.

Watch this movie but change your expectations.


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