Downsizing is a 2017 American science fiction satirical political drama film directed by Alexander Payne.
Starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Maribeth Monroe, Udo Kier, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Søren Pilmark and others.

Watch the official trailer for Downsizing

Paramount Pictures on Thursday, November 02, 2017 released the trailer:
Downsizing (2017) - Official Trailer #2 - Paramount Pictures.

What is Downsizing about?

In the future, searching for a way to solve overpopulation and global warming, Dr. Jørgen Asbjørnsen invents "downsizing", a process to shrink people to a height of five inches (12.7 cm); he and his wife Anne-Helene become part of the first human test subjects once the process is proven safe and demonstrate it to the world. Paul (Matt Damon) and Audrey Safranek (Kristen Wiig), a married couple in Omaha with financial problems, meet Dave (Jason Sudeikis) and Carol Johnson (Maribeth Monroe), who have downsized. While the inventors advocate that downsizing is environmentally friendly through the reduction of waste, Dave argues that its benefits extend far beyond that and improve one's life through the increase in value of their money.
Exploring the possibilities of downsizing, Paul and Audrey agree to undergo the process and move to Leisureland, New Mexico, one of the most popular communities for small individuals. After undergoing downsizing, Paul receives a call from Audrey, saying that she was unable to go through with the procedure and, by opting out at the last minute, will be leaving him.
One year later, Paul finalizes the divorce with Audrey, and settles in to his new apartment (a downsizing of its own from the mansion he was to originally share with Audrey). Although Paul had anticipated a life of relative ease, the divorce left him without Audrey's share of their assets. In addition, Paul's share of the asset shrank further still due to divorce settlement negotiations. Paul, whose occupational therapist license had lapsed and faced a re-certification process due to Leisureland being in another state, now works as a customer service representative for Lands' End. While attending a birthday party, Paul has a discussion with Dave and says that he regrets his decision to downsize. Soon after, Paul breaks up with his girlfriend and attends a party hosted by his neighbor Dušan.

Who's in the Downsizing cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of Downsizing.

Matt Damon Paul Safranek an occupational therapist
Christoph Waltz Dusan Mirkovic
Hong Chau Ngoc Lan Tran a Vietnamese activist and Paul's new girlfriend
Kristen Wiig Audrey Safranek Paul's wife
Jason Sudeikis Dave Johnson Carol's husband
Maribeth Monroe Carol Johnson Dave's wife, and an old high school friend of Paul and Audrey
Udo Kier Joris Konrad an aging partyboy and Dušan's companion
Rolf Lassgård Dr. Jorgen Asbjørnsen
Ingjerd Egeberg Anne-Helene Asbjørnsen Jørgen's wife
Søren Pilmark Dr. Andreas Jacobsen
Jayne Houdyshell Paul's Mother
Phil Reeves Audrey's Dad Larry
James Van Der Beek Anesthesiologist
Alison J. Palmer Anesthesiologist's Wife
Tim Driscoll Good Friend Tim (as Timothy Edmund Driscoll)
Kristen Thomson Good Friend Gina
Kevin Kunkel Buddy Kevin (as Kevin Patrick Kunkel)
Patrick Gallagher Drunk Guy at Bar
Linda M. Anderson Realtor
John Reynolds Estate Sale Buyer
Carmen Orellana Meat Cutter Carmen
David Noonen Meat Cutter Dave
Bob Bezousek Omaha Steaks Bob
Ana Marie Cox TV Pundit
Roland Martin TV Pundit
Milo Goodman Mortgage Broker
Dave Sokolowski Friend at Bar
Michael Heathcote Carrying Box Carrier
Martha Girvin Curious Reunion Friend
Brendan Beiser Reunion Friend
Alison Brooks Reunion Friend
Paul Constable Reunion Friend
Neil Patrick Harris Jeff Lonowski
Laura Dern Laura Lonowski
Niecy Nash Leisureland Salesperson
Margo Martindale Woman on Shuttle
Kerri Kenney Single Mom Kristen
Donna Lynne Champlin Leisureland Administrator
Don Lake Leisureland Guide Matt
Mary Kay Place Land's End Customer
Sherry Mandujano Waiting Room Nurse
Kimberly Kodatsky Treatment Room Nurse
Larry Mannell Downsizing Supervisor
Kerry-Lee Finkle Downsizing Nurse
Natasha Bromfield Recovery Room Nurse
Raffaele Brereton Leisureland Orderly
Damiãn Garth Brown Leisureland Orderly (as Damian Garth Brown)
Jermaine Granville Leisureland Orderly (as Jermaine Otis Granville)
Jeffrey Sinclair Leisureland Orderly
Richard D. Leko Woman on Shuttle's Son (as Richard Daniel Leko)
Jon De Leon Keepsake Box Mover
Haui Keepsake Box Mover (as Howard J. Davis)
Maryam Moshiri BBC Anchor
Bill Coulter Brian Fakler
Jeff Clarke Divorce Lawyer
Juan Carlos Velis Call Center Co-Worker
Paul Mabon Olive Garden Roger
Veena Sood Leisureland Housewife
Nick Douzenis Greek Party Guest
Spiros Kontos Greek Party Guest
Maria Kontou Greek Party Guest
Peter Melatos Greek Party Guest
Loukia Papadapoulos Greek Party Guest
Paul Landais Spaniard (as Paul Marion-Landais)
Rodrigo Salera Spaniard
Salvador Sindoni Spaniard
Balaram Vilchis Spaniard
Ann Bordwine Beeder Cool Woman at Dusan's Party
Kathryn Aboya Dose Girl at Dusan's Party
Brigette Lundy-Paine Dusan's Girlfriend
Kristina Cocoli Dusan's Party Girl
Lina Shekhovtsova Dusan's Party Girl (as Alina Shekhovtsova)
Jeffrey R. Smith Guy at Dusan's Party
Pepe Serna Señor Cárdenas
Rose Bianco Gladys
Lidia Perez Ringworm Mother
Ramon Marroquin Ringworm Father
Cicela Bravatti Bickering Deaf Couple
Jorge Tello Bickering Deaf Couple
Pamela Archer Alondra Resident
Dalila Gamboa Diaz Alondra Resident
Margareta Pettersson Solveig Edvardsen
Joaquim de Almeida Conference Director Dr. Pereira
Cameron Geddes Little Ronni
Bjørnar Egede-Nissen Torvald
Warren Belle Tunde
George B. Seremba Asbjørnsen's Colleague
Christoph Friedrich Richter Norway Colony Scientist
Michaela Sanielevici Norway Colony Scientist
Caroline Andersen Colony Member
Erik Andersen Colony Member
Solveig Barber Colony Member
Aaron Befus Colony Member
Bent Brakas Colony Member
Steve Fievet Colony Member
Jahkeil Goldson Colony Member
David Gudjonsson Colony Member
Marianne Haldorsen Colony Member
Jani Hamalainen Colony Member
Ida Linckert Hertzman Colony Member
Erik Irwin Colony Member
Anastasia Kharlamova Colony Member
Ksenia Daniela Kharlamova Colony Member
Aleksander Krogevoll Colony Member
Elizabeth Jeanne le Roux Colony Member
Tero Konttinen Colony Member
Raimo Kurppa Colony Member
Kristin Lyssand Colony Member
Mark Makivirta Colony Member
Sari Miettinen Colony Member
Tanya Missirlian Colony Member
Antti Muhunen Colony Member
Kent Nielsen Colony Member
Riita Nikolakakos Colony Member
Velva Nystrom Colony Member
Thomas Paloheimo Colony Member
Lars Paronen Colony Member
Jacob Pettersson Colony Member
Kimberly Rowntree Colony Member
Jorgen Runas Colony Member
Michael Skretteberg Colony Member
Tomas Straum Colony Member
Kari Svenneby Colony Member
Alari Tork Colony Member
Thomas Wicks Colony Member
Kristina Yedlitska Colony Member

When is Downsizing released in cinemas?

The film Downsizing was scheduled to be released on August 30, 2017 (Venice), on December 22, 2017 (United States), on January 11, 2018 (Hungary) and on January 18, 2018 (Germany) by Paramount Pictures, UIP-Dunafilm, B&H Film Distribution, Central Partnership, China Film Group Corporation (CFGC), Columbia Pictures, Constantin-Film, Intercontinental Film Distributors (HK), NOS Audiovisuais, Sabay MVP, Towa Pictures, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Film1, Netflix, Paramount Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Media Distribution.

What are Downsizing film specifications?

The duration of the film is 135 minutes. With a budget of $68 - 76 million, the film grossed over $55 million.

The film Downsizing is rated with "R" rating.

Downsizing filming. Principal photography began on April 1, 2016, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, at University of Toronto Mississauga, while also featuring the Aga Khan Museum.

What are critics and audiences saying about Downsizing?

Downsizing got average rating from critics. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "C" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about Downsizing you can get at:

IMDB: Downsizing

Wikipedia: Downsizing (film)

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