Downsizing – Review

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2 STARS

Director: Alexander Payne
Cast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

After a scientific breakthrough in Norway that enables the shrinking of humans, American average joe Paul (Damon) and his not-content-with-average wife Audrey (Wiig) decide to take part in the potentially planet- and mankind-saving act commonly known as “downsizing”. Following the procedure and some time after, Paul finds himself in circumstances he never thought he would, and these circumstances keep rolling into Paul’s life as scientists start to realise the human race is beyond saving. So why does an ironically large story leave its audience feeling short?

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