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Downsizing (2017)

Director: Alexander Payne

Writer: Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor (Screenplay)

Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig, Rolf Lassgard, Ingjerd Edeberg


Plot: A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor. 593 more words



How an imaginative idea with such promise for comedy could turn into a sappy, moralizing mess is the truly sad tale. “We are meant for something bigger” turns both greedy needies and noble problem-fixers into a tale that switches tone after twenty minutes and loses all semblance of intent. 583 more words

Downsizing (2017)

Downsizing (2017)

We are meant for something bigger.

Alexander Payne hasn’t really made a bad movie, just look at the guy’s back catalog: Sideways (2004), … 1,036 more words

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Director Alexander Payne Shares 'Downsizing' Production Team's Sizable Contributions

Paramount’s “Downsizing” is set in the near future, when a group of people shrink themselves to reduce their carbon footprint and extend their financial resources. Director Alexander Payne (who also scripted with Jim Taylor) had high praise for his behind-the-camera colleagues. 798 more words


'Downsizing' Golden Globe Nominee Hong Chau Tells How She Got The Role Of A Lifetime - The Contenders Video

Hong Chau, who plays a disabled Vietnamese refugee in the new Alexander Payne comedy Downsizing is on a roll, having nailed a Golden Globe Best Supporting Actress nomination earlier today, as well as one last week from the Critics’ Choice Awards. 145 more words

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Showtime Developing Drama Produced By Alexander Payne Based On Dutch Format

Showtime has put in development Kilroy County, a drama from producing partners Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor and Jim Burke, The Brink co-creator Roberto Benabib, director Miguel Arteta ( 408 more words

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