Full Trailer for Alexander Payne's Human Shrinking Film 'Downsizing'
"Nervous?" "Uh, a little…" Paramount has just unveiled the full trailer for Alexander Payne's Downsizing, which premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festival to mixed reviews. This social satire from Payne is a hugely ambitious film where the Norwegians have invented a method to shrink humans down to a very small size - about 4 inches. The story follows Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a married couple who decide to get the procedure in order to live a happier, better life in a tiny city – and save the environment while at it. The cast includes Christoph Waltz, Laura Dern, Jason Sudeikis, Neil Patrick Harris, Udo Kier, Kerri Kenney, and Hong Chau. This is such a kooky concept and Payne takes it to some very weird places, as hinted at in this trailer. It's definitely worth a watch because this is so unlike anything else.
Here's the full-length trailer (+ poster) for Alexander Payne's Downsizing, from Paramount's YouTube:
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. Downsizing is directed by acclaimed American filmmaker Alexander Payne, of the films Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska previously. The screenplay is written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor. This is premiering at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Paramount will then release Downsizing in select theaters starting December 22nd later this year. First impression?
Reader Feedback - 12 Comments
This looks so stupid that i like it!
ari smulders on Sep 12, 2017
How does this look stupid? Looks weird and I like!
Sascha Dikiciyan on Sep 12, 2017
Lin Group on Sep 12, 2017
Great concept. Curious to watch their inevitable misadventures.
tarek on Sep 12, 2017
I'm still not sure about that idea. I guess, because it's scary ...
shiboleth on Sep 12, 2017
Surprisingly, the only thing I didn't like about this trailer was the use of "Once In A Lifetime" by The Talking Heads. I quite like the song, but it is so overused in movies/trailers at this point that it's becoming grating. Either way, this film looks charming and I'd see it in a heartbeat. Between this and Suburbicon, this looks like a fine year at the movies for Matt Damon.
thejon93rd on Sep 12, 2017
Checks all the boxes. I am in!
DAVIDPD on Sep 12, 2017
Honey I shrunk the kids and me AGAIN & it's going to bomb Alex.
Lh Ross on Sep 12, 2017
Although I hate Matt Damon, this trailer intrigued me!
Oriyan J. Ovadia on Sep 12, 2017
spiders might be a problem
GonnaDieNow on Sep 12, 2017
They're already a damn problem for normal size humans! Ha. The film actually touches on the insect concern very briefly (they live in areas that have protective nets).
Alex Billington on Sep 13, 2017
Reminds me of growing up, in first grade my teacher would read from a series of books called The Littles LOL
theslayer5150 on Sep 13, 2017
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