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Downsizing (2017)

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In theaters December 21.

A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.

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"Downsizing" follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

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We are meant for something bigger.

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Second collaboration between Christoph Waltz and Jason Sudeikis after Horrible Bosses 2 (2014). See more »

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Size actually matters!
21 November 2017 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

So here we are, overpopulation of planet earth has come so far, that we found a new solution to it all. 28 years after "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" we have our next adventure with miniature people, this time we won't only shrink the kids though, we are going global!

I have to say, the cast is extraordinary! My favorite performance in this movie didn't come from Matt Damon though, or Christoph Waltz, Neil Patrick Harris, Udo Kier, Kristn Wiig or Rolf Lassgård. The star of the movie is Hong Chau. She will annoy you and make you laugh at the same time and she gets better and better the longer this movie goes, which is btw around 20mins to long.

The rating of this film actually depends strongly on if you want to see it as a light hearted comedy, or a social satire. As a satire, it would fail, as all the meaning of this gets lost in kind of lame jokes. IF you want to considers this a light comedy though, fair enough, switch of your brain and enjoy the fun in this SciFi Comedy. I think this is not what the director intended us to do, but it just happens. Of course you think about "What would I do", but sooner or later, you will be a bit bugged by the inconsistency of the film logic and the story telling process, so you are better off, not using your brain to much.

If you are looking for a light hearted comedy this Christmas, feel free to check Downsizing out. It won't thrill the critics to much, but it will do well at the box office! Christoph Waltz alone brings a smile to your face again and of course, Hong Chau!!!


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