When scientists discover how to shrink humans as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community - a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
Part relationship comedy, part environmental warning, Alexander Payne’s (‘Sideways’, ‘About Schmidt’) ‘Downsizing’ is a beautiful, confounding creation. In the near-future, overpopulation has so ravaged the planet that science has turned to “downsizing” – shrinking humans to about five inches in height. Those who choose to “go small” live in tiny communities with all the tiny pleasures of tiny modern life.
Paul and wife Audrey are about to make one small leap when – there is a twist. What follows is entirely unpredictable and delightfully humane in its twists and turns, and is definitely one of the most original and interesting films of the last year.