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Downsizing (2017)

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A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 8 nominations. See more awards »
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

We are meant for something bigger.

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Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity and drug use. | See all certifications »

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22 December 2017 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pequeña gran vida  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,954,287, 24 December 2017, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$24,190,954, 16 January 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,590,954, 16 January 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Gala screening on the 14th Edition of Dubai International Film Festival. It was screened on 12th December 2017, with a video message from the Director. He stated that all his films from The Descendants, were present at the DIFF. See more »

Goofs

An early scene, after Matt Damon wakes up in Christopher Waltz's apartment, has Christopher giving a small life lesson to Damon. Christopher's cigar ash length changes several times, and not in correct order. Obviously, several versions of the same scene were shot and edited back together with no consideration to the changes in his cigar. See more »

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I saw potential, but trailer was misleading to me...
23 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

After seeing the trailer and prior to that not knowing a thing about this movie, I took the wife last night. I loved the concept and saw many funny people (Kristin Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, among others) in the trailer and thought it would be fun. While I wouldn't say it was a bad movie, it was SLOW and really didn't provide many laughs. Seemed to be another movie trying to push down an agenda regarding global warming and conservation rather than being a fun escape for 2 hours. If you like the actors, you might like the movie, but if you're expecting something with a comedic slant, I'd say you'll be disappointed.


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