"Downsizing" is a 2017 American science fiction-drama film directed by Alexander Payne.
The starring cast includes Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Maribeth Monroe, Udo Kier, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Søren Pilmark and others.
Here are "Downsizing" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.
Is there a trailer for Downsizing movie?
Paramount Pictures on Thursday, November 02, 2017 released the trailer for "Downsizing" you can watch here:
Downsizing (2017) - Official Trailer #2 - Paramount Pictures.
What is Downsizing movie plot?
Here is a short review of "Downsizing" movie plot summary.
In the future, searching for a way to solve overpopulation and global warming, Dr. Jørgen Asbjørnsen (Rolf Lassgård) invents "downsizing", an irreversible 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 assets 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 (Christoph Waltz).
Who plays who in the Downsizing movie?
Here is the full cast and characters of "Downsizing" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
Matt Damon as Paul Safranek an occupational therapist
Christoph Waltz as Dušan Mirković an aging Serbian partyboy
Hong Chau as Ngoc Lan Tran a Vietnamese activist and Paul's new girlfriend
Kristen Wiig as Audrey Safranek Paul's wife
Jason Sudeikis as Dave Johnson Carol's husband
Maribeth Monroe as Carol Johnson Dave's wife, and an old high school friend of Paul and Audrey
Udo Kier as Joris Konrad an aging partyboy and Dušan's companion
Rolf Lassgård as Dr. Jørgen Asbjørnsen Anne-Helene's husband and inventor of the downsizing procedure
Ingjerd Egeberg as Anne-Helene Asbjørnsen Jørgen's wife
Søren Pilmark as Dr. Andreas Jacobsen
Jayne Houdyshell as Paul's Mother
Phil Reeves as Audrey's Dad Larry
James Van Der Beek as Anesthesiologist
Alison J. Palmer as Anesthesiologist's Wife
Tim Driscoll as Good Friend Tim (as Timothy Edmund Driscoll)
Kristen Thomson as Good Friend Gina
Kevin Kunkel as Buddy Kevin (as Kevin Patrick Kunkel)
Patrick Gallagher as Drunk Guy at Bar
Linda M. Anderson as Realtor
John Reynolds as Estate Sale Buyer
Carmen Orellana as Meat Cutter Carmen
David Noonen as Meat Cutter Dave
Bob Bezousek as Omaha Steaks Bob
Ana Marie Cox as TV Pundit
Roland Martin as TV Pundit
Milo Goodman as Mortgage Broker
Dave Sokolowski as Friend at Bar
Michael Heathcote as Carrying Box Carrier
Martha Girvin as Curious Reunion Friend
Brendan Beiser as Reunion Friend
Alison Brooks as Reunion Friend (as Allison Brooks)
Paul Constable as Reunion Friend
Neil Patrick Harris as Jeff Lonowski
Laura Dern as Laura Lonowski
Niecy Nash as Leisureland Salesperson
Margo Martindale as Woman on Shuttle
Kerri Kenney as Single Mom Kristen
Donna Lynne Champlin as Leisureland Administrator
Don Lake as Leisureland Guide Matt
Mary Kay Place as Land's End Customer
Sherry Mandujano as Waiting Room Nurse
Kimberly Kodatsky as Treatment Room Nurse
Larry Mannell as Downsizing Supervisor
Kerry-Lee Finkle as Downsizing Nurse
Natasha Bromfield as Recovery Room Nurse
Raffaele Brereton as Leisureland Orderly
Damiãn Garth Brown as Leisureland Orderly (as Damian Garth Brown)
Jermaine Granville as Leisureland Orderly (as Jermaine Otis Granville)
Jeffrey Sinclair as Leisureland Orderly
Richard D. Leko as Woman on Shuttle's Son (as Richard Daniel Leko)
Jon De Leon as Keepsake Box Mover
Haui as Keepsake Box Mover (as Howard J. Davis)
Maryam Moshiri as BBC Anchor
Bill Coulter as Brian Fakler
Jeff Clarke as Divorce Lawyer
Juan Carlos Velis as Call Center Co-Worker
Paul Mabon as Olive Garden Roger
Veena Sood as Leisureland Housewife
Nick Douzenis as Greek Party Guest
Spiros Kontos as Greek Party Guest
Maria Kontou as Greek Party Guest
Peter Melatos as Greek Party Guest
Loukia Papadapoulos as Greek Party Guest
Paul Landais as Spaniard (as Paul Marion-Landais)
Rodrigo Salera as Spaniard
Salvador Sindoni as Spaniard
Balaram Vilchis as Spaniard
Ann Bordwine Beeder as Cool Woman at Dusan's Party
Kathryn Aboya as Dose Girl at Dusan's Party
Brigette Lundy-Paine as Dusan's Girlfriend
Kristina Cocoli as Dusan's Party Girl
Lina Shekhovtsova as Dusan's Party Girl (as Alina Shekhovtsova)
Jeffrey R. Smith as Guy at Dusan's Party
Pepe Serna as Señor Cárdenas
Rose Bianco as Gladys
Lidia Perez as Ringworm Mother
Ramon Marroquin as Ringworm Father
Cicela Bravatti as Bickering Deaf Couple
Jorge Tello as Bickering Deaf Couple
Pamela Archer as Alondra Resident
Dalila Gamboa Diaz as Alondra Resident
Margareta Pettersson as Solveig Edvardsen
Joaquim de Almeida as Conference Director Dr. Pereira
Cameron Geddes as Little Ronni
Bjørnar Egede-Nissen as Torvald
Warren Belle as Tunde
George B. Seremba as Asbjørnsen's Colleague
Christoph Friedrich Richter as Norway Colony Scientist
Michaela Sanielevici as Norway Colony Scientist
Caroline Andersen as Colony Member
Erik Andersen as Colony Member
Solveig Barber as Colony Member
Aaron Befus as Colony Member
Bent Brakas as Colony Member
Steve Fievet as Colony Member
Jahkeil Goldson as Colony Member
David Gudjonsson as Colony Member
Marianne Haldorsen as Colony Member
Jani Hamalainen as Colony Member
Ida Linckert Hertzman as Colony Member
Erik Irwin as Colony Member
Anastasia Kharlamova as Colony Member
Ksenia Daniela Kharlamova as Colony Member
Aleksander Krogevoll as Colony Member
Elizabeth Jeanne le Roux as Colony Member
Tero Konttinen as Colony Member
Raimo Kurppa as Colony Member
Kristin Lyssand as Colony Member
Mark Makivirta as Colony Member
Sari Miettinen as Colony Member
Tanya Missirlian as Colony Member
Antti Muhunen as Colony Member
Kent Nielsen as Colony Member
Riita Nikolakakos as Colony Member
Velva Nystrom as Colony Member
Thomas Paloheimo as Colony Member
Lars Paronen as Colony Member
Jacob Pettersson as Colony Member
Kimberly Rowntree as Colony Member
Jorgen Runas as Colony Member
Michael Skretteberg as Colony Member
Tomas Straum as Colony Member
Kari Svenneby as Colony Member
Alari Tork as Colony Member
Thomas Wicks as Colony Member
Kristina Yedlitska as Colony Member
When is Downsizing movie release date?
"Downsizing" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 30, 2017 (Venice), on December 22, 2017 (United States), on January 11, 2018 (Hungary) and on January 18, 2018 (Germany) distributing by Paramount Pictures International, 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), Comedy Central, Film1, Netflix, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Home Media Distribution and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.
What are Downsizing filming details?
The duration of the film is 135 minutes. With a budget of $68 - 76 million, the film grossed over $55 million.
"Downsizing" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
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 movie?
"Downsizing" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.7/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 46/100. 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.
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