"Downsizing" is a 2017 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne.
The starring cast includes Matt Damon as Paul Safrânek, Christoph Waltz as Dušan Mirković, Hong Chau as Ngoc Lan Tran, Kristen Wiig as Audrey Safranek, Rolf Lassgård as Dr. Jørgen Asbjørnsen, Ingjerd Egeberg as Anne-Helene Asbjørnsen, Udo Kier as Joris Konrad, Søren Pilmark as Dr. Andreas Jacobsen, Jason Sudeikis as Dave Johnson, Maribeth Monroe as Carol Johnson and others.

Here are "Downsizing" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services 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.

Plot summary

What is Downsizing movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Downsizing" movie plot summary.

Searching for a way to address overpopulation and global warming, Norwegian scientist Dr. Jørgen Asbjørnsen (Rolf Lassgård) develops "downsizing", an irreversible process that shrinks organic material. He becomes part of the first group of human test subjects and is encouraged that the process reduces people to a height of approximately five inches, drastically decreasing their consumption and waste. When the findings are revealed at a conference five years later, there is a global sensation.
Ten years later, Paul (Matt Damon) and Audrey (Kristen Wiig) Safrânek, a financially-struggling married couple in Omaha, see Dave and Carol Johnson (Maribeth Monroe), who have downsized, at Paul's high school reunion. Rather than the touted environmental benefits, Dave argues the real reason to downsize is that one's money goes much further when one is small. Paul and Audrey decide to undergo the procedure and move to Leisureland, New Mexico, one of the fancier communities for small individuals. In a recovery room in Leisureland, Paul receives a call from Audrey, who says she decided to not go through with their plan and, because they are now different sizes, she is leaving him.
One year later, Paul signs his divorce papers. He has moved into an apartment, since he can no longer afford to live in the mansion Audrey picked, and is working as a customer service representative for Lands' End, since he let his occupational therapy license lapse because he had not expected to have to work after being shrunk, but has started dating someone. They break up, however, and Paul attends a wild party hosted by his shady, but affable, neighbor Dušan (Christoph Waltz).


Who plays who in the Downsizing movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Downsizing" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Matt Damon  as Paul Safrânek an occupational therapist
Christoph Waltz  as Dušan Mirković an aging Serbian playboy and profiteer
Hong Chau  as Ngoc Lan Tran a Vietnamese activist
Kristen Wiig  as Audrey Safranek
Rolf Lassgård  as Dr. Jørgen Asbjørnsen the inventor of the "downsizing" procedure
Ingjerd Egeberg  as Anne-Helene Asbjørnsen
Udo Kier  as Joris Konrad Dušan's friend
Søren Pilmark  as Dr. Andreas Jacobsen the lead scientist at the Edvardsen Institute
Jason Sudeikis  as Dave Johnson Paul's childhood friend
Maribeth Monroe  as Carol Johnson Dave Johnson's wife
Margareta Pettersson  as Solveig Edvardsen an eccentric elder at the original colony for the small
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 Marion-Landais  as Spaniard
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
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

Release date

When is Downsizing movie release date?

"Downsizing" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 30, 2017 (Venice) and on December 22, 2017 (United States) 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 and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at University of Toronto Mississauga and 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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