Film - Downsizing



Is this the answer to saving the planet or taking things a little too literally? Watch the (full size) trailer for Downsizing...

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 (imagine the savings on food bills and fuel costs) 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.

Also starring Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau, as well as reuniting The Martian co-stars Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, the film brings together the writing/directing team from About Schmitt of Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor for what seems to be an original slant on the Fantastic Voyage idea of miniaturising people to cure a problem.

One thing is for sure though, between this and Suburbicon, Matt Damon is currently choosing some interesting roles. But why do trailers these days insist on showing you what's coming up in the trailers just before you see the trailer itself? Do audiences really have that little attention span now?

Also, Talking Heads earworm. You're welcome.



Image - Paramount