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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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Good Friend Tim (as Timothy Edmund Driscoll)
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"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four 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)  »

Also Known As:

Pequeña gran vida  »

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Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,954,287, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,314,346, 21 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,614,346, 21 January 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Second collaboration between Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig after The Martian (2015). See more »

Goofs

Prior to the characters being downsized, all of the hair on their heads and their bodies is shaved off. But when the men are shown laying naked on their backs after being shrunk down, they all still have thick thatches of pubic hair. See more »

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A film with a great concept that gets lost in translation from its poor execution and convoluted plot.

What was Alexander Payne on when he wrote this? This film had so much potential had it chosen a genre or theme and stuck to it... any of the possible 3+ mis-mashed themes. What's worse is fooling the viewers with the movie trailer that was way off the final result, that by the end you felt you were watching a cult-following type movie instead of a fun sci-fi comedy the trailer portrayed.

The cast was great, although I felt it was a waste of talent. The cinematography/vfx, editing and directing was very good.

Would I see it again or recommend it? Heck no. 5/10 from me.


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