• Downsizing (2017)


Release Date: December 22nd, 2017

DVD Release Date: March 20th, 2018

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 the people to gain wealth and a life of leisure while helping to cut down on the consumption of natural resources. As Paul gets to know his new neighbors and surroundings, he soon learns 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: Science fiction , Comedy drama , Fantasy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Ad Hominem Enterprises

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

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

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 70
    Lee MarshallScreen International

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

  • 100
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

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