Downsizing

Matt Damon is set to have a helluva fall. He has the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon around the corner, and he also has Downsizing, Alexander Payne’s new quirky sci-fi dramedy.

This trailer is… effervescent? Check it out:

“Downsizing” follows a kindly occupational therapist who undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.

It’s a great premise with a gold mine of possibilities. And Alexander Payne is a more than ready filmmaker to tap into those possibilities. There hasn’t been a false move in his career to this point, and I will stand by that.


The Downsizing cast is pretty great as well: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz, Bruce Willis, Laura Dern, Neil Patrick Harris, Alec Baldwin, Margo Martindale. It opens December 22, and will no doubt be a topic of conversation around Awards season.

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Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he’s got that going for him… Which is nice.

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