BBFC RatingDownsizing

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DirectorAlexander Payne
Running Time2HR 15MINS
SeasonMain Programme
Audio Accessible

Alexander Payne (Sideways, Nebraska) puts climate change, mobility and immigration under the microscope in this utterly bewitching satire starring Matt Damon.

When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (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. Damon, superb as the bewildered everyman, is supported by an appropriately florid Christoph Waltz and a captivating Hong Chau, playing an illegal immigrant who arrives in a parcel.