Downsizing

Downsizing

DVD - 2018
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A social satire in which a guy realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself.
When scientists find a way to shrink humans to five inches tall, Paul Safrane and his wife Audrey decide to ditch their stressed out lives in order to get small and live large in a luxurious downsized community. Filled with life-changing adventures and endless possibilities, Leisureland offers more than riches, as Paul discovers a whole new world and realizes that we are meant for something bigger.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Paramount, [2018]
Edition: EnglishFrenchSpanish dialogue version
Branch Call Number: DVD DOWNSIZING
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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LoganLib_Kirra May 17, 2018

Downsizing is the new and popular trend in this movie where people shrink themselves down to move to small populated towns where they can live like kings. The first half of this movie was a great comedic plot based on a cool idea but then it seemed to split into two totally different plots and I was left at the ending wondering, "What was the point?" but I'd still recommend you watch it at least once for plenty of laughs.

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Luv4words
May 15, 2018

Agree with most here at first seemed funny but fell apart partly through. Also loss appeal to me because of continuous swearing.

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The_Zookeeper
May 09, 2018

This first half was funny, and then it fell apart with a save the world plot.

KungFuAndrew May 09, 2018

An unexpectedly enjoyable film with an entertaining cast. I took away the underlying moral that you can't always run away from your problems.

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jimg2000
May 02, 2018

More thought provoking than entertaining utopian drama, with its first half about some people were nudged to join "downsized" communities due to economic hardship, political prosecution or social injustice. The second half showed the "downsized" people making the same mistakes as their former bigger selves, creating extreme social inequality. Meanwhile, the future of life on planet Earth is dependent on choices we make. If we get them wrong, we perish — whether through war, extinction, self-destruction, folly, thirst, famine, climate change. If we get them right — then and only then do we go on. The clock is ticking.

d2013 May 01, 2018

The beginning is intriguing but as the movie moves forward it loses its charm.

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lisaejones
May 01, 2018

This was a terrible movie that had a great concept, but made no sense. I'm in agreement with most of the comments made here.

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moonbk
Apr 30, 2018

I expected much more from Matt Damon and his choice of acting material. This is two clinkers in a row (Suburbicon) for a very talented actor. I can only say I'm glad I didn't waste my money going to the theater to see this. Disapointing.

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chakakant
Apr 26, 2018

I agree, it started off so promising, then squandered that potential w/ a weird story that was kind of racist. Limiting the size of people, since they are so overly consumeristic, is a great idea, but the thing that is really doable is shrinking their NUMBERS. We should lower the birthrate EVERYWHERE so that there is half as many folks asap. Quality NOT Quantity!

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njmurray42
Apr 24, 2018

Excellent. Thought Provoking. Many underlying messages.

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jimg2000
May 02, 2018

And then of course, when we get to politics, Israelis shrinking Palestinians,
-Ron...
African dictators shrinking rival ethnic groups.
-Ron. Look, Ron. In any major transformation of society, are there serious growing pains?
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In the 1950s, the institute identified over-population as mankind's single greatest long-term threat, the cause of all the catastrophes we are seeing today-- extreme climate and weather events, and the devastating impact on food and water security.
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No offense, but um... do you think if you're that small you should still have all the same rights as the rest of us normal-sized people? I mean, like the right to vote?
-Why wouldn't we?
Oh, well, jeez, let's see, um... You don't buy as many products, you're not paying as much sales tax, and some of you aren't even paying any income tax. I mean, you're not really participating in our economy, are you?

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jimg2000
May 02, 2018

The world has already seen five major extinctions, and now there will be another. I...I didn't want to believe it. None of us did, but there we were in Helsinki, big and small. Climatologists, bacteriologists, demographers, physicists, immunologists, 26 Nobel Prize winners among us. We built all the models, did all the math, and all conclusion was consistent. Homo Sapiens will soon vanish from the Earth. It is now an actuarial certainty. No matter how the end will come-- environmental disaster, pandemic disease, unbreathable air, impotable water, not enough food, nuclear winter, some combination of them all. Relatively soon the Earth will indeed purge itself of human life, and God knows how many other species.

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jimg2000
May 02, 2018

Friends tell friends the truth. Okay, maybe sometimes I'm a little bit asshole, but the world needs assholes. Otherwise where would shit go out?
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Equivalent value. You're solidly inside the Blue Chip zone. In Leisureland your $152,000 translates to $12.5 million-- to live on, for life.
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When you know death comes soon, you look around things more close.
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Oh, did you hear about all that gas being released in Antarctica? From the ice? The methane?
-Oh, I haven't really been following the news that much lately.
Apparently it's a big deal. Scientists are saying the more the ice melts, the more methane comes out making more ice melt.
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I ask myself, Dusan, why the people they want to become small? To help the environment? Please. They become small to have the things which until now were only for the rich, which, by the way, is the genius of the concept.

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Lucik32
Apr 05, 2018

“What kind of f* you give me?” “American people give eight kind of f*. Love f*, hate f*,sex-only f*, break-up f*, make-up f*, drunk f*, buddy f* and pity f*.”

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