• 2017
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Alexander Payne
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis
  • UK release: 19 January 2018

When a Norwegian institute develops a successful process of human miniaturisation, people flock to take part so as to minimise the impact of humans on the planet. Mild-mannered comedy and gentle romance which looks beautiful but is sentimental and meandering.

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Alexander Payne says Downsizing was 'too short'

30 May 2018

Film gossip

'Downsizing' director Alexander Payne thinks his movie was "too short". The drama film, which stars Matt Damon, is widely recognised as one of the most ambitious studio movies in recent times, but Alexander has bemoaned the length of the drama, which is…


18 Sep 20173 stars

TIFF 2017: Alexander Payne's sci-fi comedy is beautiful and well-acted yet sprawling and disjointed

Big is no longer beautiful in Downsizing, a sprawling, disjointed mixture of science-fiction whimsy, mild-mannered comedy and gentle romance that finds Sideways director Alexander Payne venturing into territory that seems a more comfortable fit for a…

Reese Witherspoon ready for Downsizing

8 Jan 2015

Film gossip

Reese Witherspoon has reportedly signed up to star in 'Downsizing'. The Oscar-winning actress is to reunite with 'Election' director Alexander Payne for his next project, which he has described as a "sci-fi social satire". Payne started work on the…

Matt Damon to star in Downsizing

6 Nov 2014

Film gossip

Matt Damon will star in 'Downsizing'. The 44-year-old actor is set to star in the new film which will be directed by Alexander Payne, who also co-wrote the social satire about a man shrinking himself, alongside the legendary writer Jim Taylor. According…

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