"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.
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
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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