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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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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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Release Date:

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

Director Alexander Payne and Editor Kevin Tent previously worked together on Citizen Ruth (1996), Election (1999), About Schmidt (2002), Sideways (2004), The Descendants (2011) and Nebraska (2013). 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

Dr. Jorgen Asbjørnsen: Nature is such a patient sculptor - grinding a tiny bit each day slowly, slowly for thousands of years to make such a supremely beautiful thing.
[overcome with sadness]
Dr. Jorgen Asbjørnsen: What a waste. What a dreadful waste.
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Negra Linda
Written by D. R.
Performed by Calixto Ochoa
Courtesy of Tumi (Music) LTD
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I saw potential, but trailer was misleading to me...
23 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

After seeing the trailer and prior to that not knowing a thing about this movie, I took the wife last night. I loved the concept and saw many funny people (Kristin Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, among others) in the trailer and thought it would be fun. While I wouldn't say it was a bad movie, it was SLOW and really didn't provide many laughs. Seemed to be another movie trying to push down an agenda regarding global warming and conservation rather than being a fun escape for 2 hours. If you like the actors, you might like the movie, but if you're expecting something with a comedic slant, I'd say you'll be disappointed.


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