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QUIRKY comedy drama set in the near future, when socially conscious citizens undergo cellular reduction to shrink their bodies and live in micro-communities, which are less of a drain on the Earth's resources.

Norwegian scientists dazzle the world with the results of a downsizing experiment. The irreversible procedure impresses Omaha-based occupational therapist Paul Safranek (Matt Damon). At a high school reunion, Paul and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) meet miniaturised former classmates (Jason Sudeikis, Maribeth Monroe), who are effusive about their decision to shrink.

The Safraneks decide to downsize but during transition surgery, Audrey gets cold feet and Paul becomes a heartbroken bachelor in the tiny community of Leisureland.

Ironically, Downsizing comes up short. An ingenious central conceit can't stretch to 135 minutes and the emotional pay-off is ultimately unsatisfying.

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Matt Damon as Paul Safranek and Jason Sudeikis as Dave Johnson

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 25, 2018
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