Fellow movie-goers: Interesting topic, but the movie got a little preachy about our environment and what we have “done to it.”
Open Date: 12/22/17Movie URL: https://www.paramount.com/movies/downsizingDirector: Alexander PayneCast: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong ChauRating: Rated R for language including sexual references, some graphic nudity and drug use.
Here’s the premise: Paul Safranak (Matt Damon), an occupational therapist, 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.
The beginning of the movie was interesting, mostly playing on the concept of the shrinking and what to expect and how it is done. This part of the movie was somewhat magical for me, what kid has not watched either LAND OF THE GIANTS, or HONEY I SHRUNK THE KIDS, and not wondered what it would be like to be that small? So as I watched Paul face this question, I did the same and thought how this would change my life.
Unfortunately, after they did the shrinking, the movie also shrunk the excitement, it got a bit boring in the middle of the film; it was still enjoyable, but pretty slow. Then came the third act, it was good but got a little preachy about the environment and one of my pet peeves is being overly preachy in a movie.
Overall, I did enjoy the movie, and still walked away satisfied; I saw most of it as what different people would do and how they would react to the concept of this huge change to their lives.