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Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

R|2 hr 15 min

Plot Summary
Mild-mannered therapist Paul Safranek and his wife Audrey decide to undergo a process in which scientists shrink people down to miniature size to live in small communities. The irreversible procedure allows you to gain wealth and a life of leisure while helping to cut down on the consumption of natural resources. As Paul and Audrey get to know their new neighbors and surroundings, they soon learn that living in a tiny suburb comes with its own set of huge problems.

Cast: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Kier, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern

Director: Alexander Payne

Genres: Comedy drama, Fantasy, Science fiction

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Ad Hominem Enterprises

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Sacrifice, Husband, Transformation, Escape, Lighthearted, Wife, Love, Small town, Amusing

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  • There’s something for everyone in Downsizing - just not a full meal. show more

  • Captivating, funny and possessed of a surprise-filled zig-zag structure that makes it impossible to anticipate where it's headed, this is a deeply humane film that, like the best Hollywood classics, feels both entirely of its moment and timeless. show more

  • It’s a movie in which too-muchness ends up being not-enoughness, since the script lacks a vital center. But the premise remains appealing. If you have to travel by air, being 5 inches tall makes a seat in economy a throne. show more

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Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture