Downsizing Release Date: December 22, 2017

In the movie Downsizing, when scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community–a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Alexander Payne, the director of the Oscar nominated films About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska, directed Downsizing.

A memorable scene from the trailer does not appear in the final film: A group of down-sized people are drinking from a life-sized bottle of Vodka, which in the “small” world would hold the comparative volume of hundreds of gallons.

Downsizing is Alexander Payne’s most expensive project to date costing somewhere between $65m and $90m. In it’s opening weekend, it took less than $9m at the US box-office. It is also his biggest box office bomb.

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Downsizing Trailer

Starring: Matt DamonKristen WiigLaura DernChristoph WaltzJason SudeikisNeil Patrick HarrisMargo MartindaleNiecy NashMaribeth MonroeUdo Kier
Genres: ComedyDrama
Directed By: Alexander Payne
Studio: Paramount Pictures
MPAA Rating R

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