Captivating, funny and possessed of a surprise-filled zig-zag structure that makes it impossible to anticipate where it's headed.
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Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

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Playhouse 7, 12.21.17 - 1.04.18
Claremont 5, 12.21.17 - 1.04.18
NoHo 7, 12.21.17 - 1.04.18
Rated R
Runtime: 135 min
Language: English

Director: Alexander Payne
Producer(s): Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor, Mark Johnson
Writer(s): Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
Cast: Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Matt Damon
FEATURED REVIEW: Owen Gleiberman, Variety
A good filmmaker knows when it’s time to leave his comfort zone, and Alexander Payne, four years after his last film, “Nebraska” (2013), must have figured that he’d taken the amblin’-road-movie-that’s-really-a-plunge-into-the-kooky-heart-of-Middle-...