Thursday, December 21, 2017

Downsizing

Downsizing Poster

You can always count on writer/director Alexander Payne to deliver something interesting, thought provoking, and most definitely outside the box.  Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendants, and Nebraska all seemingly have nothing in common, except they come from Payne's brain, they aren't your typical Hollywood fare, and they're all great.  And now we can add Downsizing to the pile.

Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig play the everyman and everywoman, just trying to make the American Dream work, but struggling to pay the bills.  But when they learn about downsizing (literally shrinking down to 6 inches tall) which is not only good for the planet, but also makes your nest egg go a whole lot farther, they embark on a new life adventure.  This is a totally original movie that entertains, but also makes you think.  Loved it.

Grade: A

Who is this movie for?  If you're tired of the Hollywood Assembly Line, and want to see something outside the box, I highly recommend it.

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