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Venice 2017: Alexander Payne's 'Downsizing' is Ambitious & Amusing

Downsizing Review

It’s always refreshing to come across a film that can genuinely be referred to as something we’ve never really seen before. Alexander Payne’s latest film is Downsizing, an ambitious social satire starring Matt Damon. The concept of the film is what makes it so innovative – the Norwegians invent a method to shrink humans down to a few inches, and so people begin to shrink themselves in order to live a better life (and help save the environment at the same time). Not only does the film boldly attempt to address (in subtle, smart was) many of the big issues affecting our planet at the moment, but it’s overall scope is impressive, never holding back and feeling completely believable in every way. It’s an impressive accomplishment and fully engaging. ›››

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