DVD - 2018
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"A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor"
Publisher: Hollywood, California :, Paramount,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ♭2018
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm., in container
digital, optical, surround, Dolby 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Jan 04, 2019

This really is a movie about nothing...which is incredible when you pair it with the amazing special effects and the technological accomplishment of downsizing. I am not sure if that is what they were going for but basically it is about a fairly pathetic and common man who tries to run from his problems and just becomes pathetic and common all over again. His accomplishment is only because someone else forces him to take action and when that force stops he goes right back to pathetic.
Not worth your time to watch.

Dec 31, 2018

Chau, Hong steels this film. Otherwise it's a typical Matt Damon vanity piece about the threats to our earth, the ills of society and how people are destroying themselves through careless planning. Christoph Waltz is as always an excellent addition to any cast with Kristen Wiig putting in lack luster performance. The special efx's are seamless, which does help make the film far more tolerable for the time it takes up in your life.

JCLHeatherM Dec 25, 2018

Matt Damon's character Paul Safranek gets more than he bargained for when he downsizes his body to five inches and moves to Leisureland, New Mexico. Forced to start his life over after his wife backs out of the procedure, Safranek reevaluates how he views the world.

A 'one and done' movie for me, the film has an impressive cast with a convoluted story that loses stamina midway through.

Dec 20, 2018

Starts very slowly, but picks up steam towards the end. A real mind blowing fantasy movie.

LPL_WilliamO Dec 06, 2018

This is an odd one, but with an intriguing premise. The plot does end up veering in a weird way. There's a number of fun cameos including Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern, and Niecy Nash, and I personally would have liked to have seen more of Kristen Wiig.

Dec 01, 2018

Very weird. Kept waiting for it to get better. Finally turned it off.

Nov 08, 2018

Starts off with a creative concept but the plot veers wildly in the second half. Interesting to watch the idea of miniaturization as a solution to climate change move from a weird scientific concept to hesitant adoption to general acceptance, as represented by the bland husband-and-wife team of Matt Damon and Kristin Wiig.

Oct 29, 2018

long and boring. The beginning was interesting, but that's it. It's as if there is no plot.

Oct 03, 2018

This is not a comedy, however does take an introspective look at humanity, with thoughtful dialogue and ramifications. This film does asks the question, if given the technology would we be willing to irreversibly shrink ourselves to 5 inches tall to protect the environment, Earth. Become less and to demand less.
This is a fine film, that moves along methodically, but find the journey well worth the thought and vision.
Good performance by the main characters, Matt Damon, Hong Chau, Christoph Waltz and supporting actors and actresses including Kristin Wigg, and Jason Sudeikis and Rolf Lassgard.
There is no special features on this DVD.

Sep 30, 2018

This is a good movie, not a great one overall, but it has its moments. In the end it's a movie about people, the relationships between them (us) and what in the end they (we) find most valuable. It's not a comedy from any aspect. But, it is a metaphor for the place humanity finds itself in at this particular juncture in history. From reading the comments it's obvious a lot of folks were disappointed, and considered it a huge waste of time. I've watched it several times, and each time come away with something valuable. The profanity one reviewer mentioned was to me, an important aspect of the story line, and as all comedy is based in pain provides a bit of both at just the right moment. It's the subtlety of both the movie and the acting I found most enjoyable, a wonderful respite from the normal pummeling of FX and CGI, titillation and excess, bad behavior and ugly consequences that make up a large portion of cinema today.

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May 02, 2018

And then of course, when we get to politics, Israelis shrinking Palestinians,
African dictators shrinking rival ethnic groups.
-Ron. Look, Ron. In any major transformation of society, are there serious growing pains?
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.

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?

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.

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?
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.
When you know death comes soon, you look around things more close.
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.
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.

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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