Downsizing


A fantastic story about the unexpected solution of the problem of overpopulation of the planet: Norwegian scientists invent technology to reduce people, thanks to which after 200 years the whole world can make a miniature. Besides a mini-life offers a lot of financial benefits, so the simple boyfriend Paul and his wife, Audrey, without hesitation, decide to leave their dull existence in Omaha and proceed to reduce. It's their decision will entail the most amazing consequences...

Director:
  • Alexander Payne

Stars:
Release Date: 2017-12-22
IMDb icon 5.7/10
  • Country: NO, US
  • Language: English | Spanish | Icelandic | Norwegian
  • Runtime: 2h:15m
  • Budget: $68,000,000
reviews
Audre Morez
06 February 2018 | 09:58

"We are created for more" ironically, the slogan of the film: maybe, but this movie is completely about the reverse. Not that I was expecting a lot from this works, but such "components" as Director Alexander Payne, which put "Nebraska" About Schmidt Matt Damon not very hackneyed idea, coupled with an interesting trailer gave me hope at least something more or less interesting.

If we talk about home — scripts — it is just not there. Here as here it works: more than half of the film nothing happens (with the exception of the reduction process, which, by the way, the most exciting part of the whole picture) and the last 45 minutes we are trying to roll pseudogamy on some kind of ecological catastrophe that can destroy humanity. You know, I not what to speak: so all sucked out of a finger, so everything tasteless, dull and monotone that it remains only to grab the head.

In addition to the above operation reduction of positive the tape can be noted except that once or twice a funny moment that caused a smile, and visual: impressive how to relate the big-little man, and also natural panoramas.

Actors if trying to pull something to no avail. Matt Damon here Matt Damon, Christoph waltz we do not understand why signed up for this (although it charisma still works as necessary), and on the wings at the them some star-studded cameo, which are remembered even more than the main characters. The only one kind tries to play — Hong Chau, though at times the actress and has published emotions.

"Short" — sweet pacifier, which is more able to cause the viewer's dream than the interest. A couple of good goal-scoring opportunities not change a deplorable situation, and in the end the tape is not deserves neither your attention nor your time.

5 out of 10

Cherrita Nibbs
01 February 2018 | 01:24

There are movies that are sold only through the trailer. There are movies that are wrongly nedobiraet in the car because of the disgusting trailer. To unfortunately, the movie is Shorter than — of the first. And here's why.

Distributors not the gift of long has decided to release a Short rent. In world hire the film has already been six months as being shown, got very mixed reviews. But how so? — asked the Russian audience, hooked on the hook is assembled trailer, which promises an interesting fantastic story about life repeatedly reduced the people. Here I didn't understand where these mixed and often negative reviews from the film such a low rating... Today I visited the presentation. Have something to share!

The movie is Shorter than — masterpiece snag. Or not a snag, but the disastrous design flaw of the writers. Seems to me, it was so. "But what if the world will learn to reduce people to the size of ants — whatever this could happen", invented as the writers Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor. One announced the idea, but the second exclaimed, "this is brilliant, dammit!" — on your pure English. And work has begun. Where the first third of the film is very interesting and well thought out. Here comes the technology, here is years passed and it is included in fashion but the people she doesn't trust. Gradually, however, some, including the main character, lose. Here so it will be a process, so we half an hour's duration have described.... And THEN WHAT?! And then a void, deeper than the immense space and depth of planting potatoes in the Martian soil, Hello one of the latest hits with the participation of Matt Damon!

Not invented guys, what to do with reduction. And called, not otherwise, help writers sketches of the film "the Idiot box"... Well, okay, I agree, there I have gone too. Though...

Speaking openly, the plot of the story is quite interesting. But here's how but only comes to reduce, the plot ends abruptly. And starts this nonsense, if the screenplay in Short story shoved very cheap Brazilian show. The film suddenly develops according to such a banal, boring and hackneyed social drama that almost forgetting the idea of "Hello, Hello, there a super-tiny people like to..."

And with every five minutes the story becomes sadder, pointless and stupid. To the final, and the film is brisk 2:15, not counting ads, — it is very hard to see out. To this point in the film will be happening already utter nonsense and sectarian in the truest sense of the word crazy, but it over, oberwallis, nothing like Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor movies Zvyagintsev obsmotrevshis at night. So harsh, stupid, meaningless and no backed by the unjustified, feigned and imposed endings I did not remember to counterparts.

Matt our Damon in the beginning trying to play, at least on the level is very weak Suburbicon, and by the end of the film, as if realizing "Oh my God, where am I got" — it throws a thing (acting). And the viewer so tired, what each occurrence an incredibly charismatic Christoph Waltz just falls into the joy, tenderness and laughter. Especially closer to the very end.

Result. It is a very rare example of when the trailer only shows a good plot of the film, promising something really interesting and cool, unusual and exciting hiding something in addition to the ideas in the film, no plot, not was no. Alas, the film was complete trash and a failure. We can only hope that some idea decreases the base will pick up and can her to do something really interesting.

3 of the 10

Charlean Portwine
07 April 2018 | 05:59

This film, as oddly enough, stands out the background of gray-brown Hollywood stream, merging on the viewer in recent years. It at least the color spot, because catches the eye. A positive review is not can write only because understand the position of the authors of the film who painted realistic (it is now admissible only in fiction) painting a globalized capitalist world, ready to create the poverty and slums even in expensive "Paradise", which is proving to be us MMM. Well, or a copy of American society. That one too. Fraudsters thrive, and honest citizens survive. And other American dream will be executed when in their hands is a vacuum cleaner or a MOP. And even the sectarians, who had gone under the earth will be built, with the time, the slum and the ghetto.

Picture this not entertaining frivolous action or snotty template Sentimentale. This is a Comedy. Rather — tragicomedy. More rather — a tragic farce. [Don't look for meanings of words in the Pedy, look in the dictionary, otherwise you'd get me wrong]. It's laughter through tears is the theater of the absurd, in which clear evidence of modern society with all its misery and contradictions. It is the most realistic Hollywood movie of recent years. A separately excited for Matt Damon, who, finally, played the role of a real person, but not the stereotyped "superheroes", on which it has earned the last 20 years. It should be noted, played it, still do not the best way. The Director had the foresight and insisted a more skilled dramatic actor. But the bosses of the company has insisted on the Damon, as an attractive label for the masses. Came out as left. But here is sumka, who played the role of flip-flops, not a loving GES, was on top.

Finally, the category of absurdities. The authors constantly confuse Norway with neighbors: with Sweden, when talking about the bloody scientific prize (hint the Nobel prize), with Finland, when taking to vodka, with Iceland, mentioning about the geysers. However, perhaps they all doing on purpose, for extra comedic effect. The film is still a Comedy, albeit sad to melancholy. Sad comedic parable.

A propos: we now know this lawpack.

faq
How long is Downsizing?
3h 35m
How much did it cost to make Downsizing?
According to various sources, the cost of producing the tv-show was at least $68,000,000.
Who is the director of the movie Downsizing?
This tv-show was directed by Alexander Payne.
What is the genre of Downsizing?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Sci-Fi, Comedy, Drama, Best Comedy Movies 2017.
Who starred in Downsizing?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Rolf Lassgård.
What is Downsizing IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 5.7.
When was Downsizing released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-12-22.