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At Theaters: 12/22/2017 On Video: 3/20/2018
Rated: R Length: 2 hr. 15 min.
Internet: None Found Movie ID: 601109
Studio: Paramount Pictures Corp.
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People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world. With the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek and wife Audrey decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha for a new downsized community, taking the irreversible leap that will trigger life-changing adventures when they become small.
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Comedy Drama Sci-Fi - This begins as an odd science fiction/fantasy comedy becomes more of a serious social satire. Fans of Matt Damon will enjoy while those of Christoph Waltz, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristen Wiig may be disappointed by their far more limited time. Language, drug and alcohol content, nudity, and mature themes make the film not for kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Matt Damon SUBURBICON, THE GREAT WALL, JASON BOURNE
Christoph Waltz SPECTRE, BIG EYES, EPIC, DJANGO UNCHAINED, CARNAGE
Hong Chau INHERENT VICE
Kristen Wiig DESPICABLE ME 3, MASTERMINDS, SAUSAGE PARTY
Director: Alexander Payne NEBRASKA, THE DESCENDANTS, SIDEWAYS, ABOUT SCHMIDT
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 23 F-words; 4 S-words; 1 GD; a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Full frontal male nudity and bare breasts in a non-sexual context.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco, ecstasy, and frequent alcohol.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Absurdist sight and physical gags; some comic lines.
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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Above Average There are some fantastic things happening in Downsizing. It's a movie of big concepts and bigger aspirations. Unfortunately, the central character is as small figuratively as he is literally, and that limits the movie's capacity to enthrall and engage.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Below Average ...a bland story about a nondescript khaki-wearing guy who learns to care about the less-fortunate. It's the least-interesting way to go with what is a pretty interesting premise.

NY Post Full Review
Average Only when the group sets out on an international voyage does it seem Payne remembers the central premise that his characters are inches tall. Cue the shot of a giant dandelion, but for this viewer, it was too little, too late.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 37 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
20-29Yg Adults (M)
2
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
6
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
12
High
92%
30+Adults (F)
17
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 37 moviegoers:
TWENTYSOMETHINGS: The 2 males and 6 females all LOVED "DOWNSIZING."
ADULTS: The adult reviews are pretty mixed with the females enjoying it more than the males. About 40% of the males loved it with another 25% indicating that they enjoyed it very much. Another 25% felt it was a "Good/Average" movie. Less than 10% rated it as low as "fair." Most of the ladies loved it with just 25% rating it "good/average."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) settled for a smaller version of himself a long time ago.

Barely making ends meet on his salary as an Omaha Steaks occupational therapist, he had failed to deliver on wife Audrey's (Kristen Wiig) oversized dreams and forfeited his own to meet others' expectations. Future prospects for the barely middle-class couple, childless and in their 40s, had hit a wall.

A decade had passed since he watched Norwegian Scientist Dr. Jorgen Asbjornsen (Rolf Lassgard) and his team wow the world with a solution to its biggest problem - overpopulation. The solve? Cellular miniaturization better known as downsizing. The goal? Convince six percent of the world's population to voluntarily shrink themselves to 5-inches in 200 years and minimize the possibility of human extinction.

Living small had a big purpose. But the noble quest to save the human race needed a little fine tuning.

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