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Film Discussion => 2017 In Film => Topic started by: wilder on September 12, 2017, 11:35:26 AM

Title: Downsizing
Post by: wilder on September 12, 2017, 11:35:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCrBICYM0yM

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community ó a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Directed by Alexander Payne
Written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Starring Matt Damon, Laura Dern, Christoph Waltz and Kristen Wiig
Release Date - December 22, 2017
Title: Re: Downsizing
Post by: tpfkabi on January 02, 2018, 11:29:23 PM
This film reminded me of the kind of films Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry were making 10 years ago. They usually had an odd sci-fi idea, but really they were still movies about normal things like love, etc. I can see why a lot of people didn't like it, but at the same time I can enjoy the ideas it brings forward. People are expecting an all out Honey I Shrunk the Kids comedy, but it is really more of a thought-provoking, poignant movie, though there are some funny bits.

I don't expect it to be the favorite movie of the year for anybody, but I'm really surprised that so many seemed to just write it off due to the negative reviews.

SPOILERS

Most of the trailer is from about the 1/3rd to 1/2 way through. There is a shift and one character that does not even speak in the trailer above, talks more than anybody. Whether or not you will like it will probably depend on if you go along with the shift and that character or not.
Title: Re: Downsizing
Post by: Something Spanish on January 09, 2018, 02:49:57 PM
This dealt with similar themes of societal responsibilities as The Square, only much better. I found aforementioned shift to take the film in an interesting direction and itís grown a lot on me since seeing it last night.