Talk about your economies of scale.
In the new indie sci-fi parable Downsizing, Matt Damon lives in a near future where people can elect to be shrunk and then live in a sequestered pint-sized community. This ingenious concept explores the implications of such a far-out possibility, of how the cost of living (both financially and to the earth) could be greatly improved.
All doesn’t go smoothly, of course, as Damon’s protagonist can’t seem to avoid having an angsty midlife crisis.
From Alexander Payne, the Oscar-winning writer/director of modern indie classics like Election, Sideways, The Descendants, Nebraska, and more, this co-stars Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Christoph Waltz, along with Asian-American newcomer Hong Chau who’s been getting most of the Oscar buzz during the movie’s film festival tour.
Downsizing opens on December 22, 2017.