Skip to main content

Downsizing (film review)


Film: Downsizing
Year: 2017
Genre: Drama, Sci-fi
Directed By: Alexander Payne
Starring: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau
About: 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.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCrBICYM0yM

My Review:
Having seen the trailer I wanted to see this in the cinema when it first came out however unable to do so I finally managed to see it and although it was nothing like what I was expecting I did enjoy it.

The film is about how a man decides to be small and move to a better life with his wife, however when he gets there he ends up alone and having to make friends and learning to love again and finding out who he really is and what really matters to him.

I thought that the trailer for this movie was really misleading and made me have another idea for this film than what it really was. I thought having the idea of being small was great and that it would help to save the environment before it was too late, also showing the technique of getting rid of the hair on the body as well as the teeth I thought made this film more believable in the way of the technique which did impress me. With the main character losing his wife and life as he knew it at the beginning of the movie it was good at showing how sometimes life doesn't go to plan but if you give life a chance and take different opportunities life can give you something great that would never have happened otherwise, showing the audience that it is good to take risks. With the film also showing how the people travelled I thought that this was good at showing how the big and small people interacted with each other however, seemed to be mostly kept separately. With having a freedom fighter as one of the main characters she added a lot of humour to me with how blunt she was and honest which really did make me enjoy her character and want to see more of her throughout the movie.

I did think it was strange how people were automatically rich for becoming small and that life for some still didn't look up which left me rather confused. I also think it would have been good to see more about how life changed people for those who did end up small and more about how they got small to begin with. Finally, with the environment changing I wish that more was shown about the effects and how being small was helping the world which it didn't touch upon at all.

Overall, I think that this film was really good as a drama movie and showing how to take opportunities which arise. I think that this film would be liked by those who like drama movies and those who are a fan of Matt Damon. I don't think that this really has much of a sci-fi element at all so for those looking for a sci-fi movie I don't feel like this would be the one for you. This is a film I will see again however.

My Rating: 4/5 

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date with us please Subscribe and check out the following:
Tumblr: www.movieandbooksgirl.tumblr.com

For business inquiries please e-mail: ashleighabsurd@gmail.com


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

My Teacher, My Obsession (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: My Teacher, My Obsession Year: 2018 Genre: Drama, Thriller Directed By: Damian Romay Starring: Lucy Loken, Laura Bilgeri, Rusty Joiner About:  Riley struggles to meet friends after transferring to a new high school where her father is an English teacher. When she meets Kyla, a fellow loner, they become close friends until Riley learns that Kyla is obsessed with her father. Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4F3Sn-Xzzo My Review: Wanting a style of film I don't usually watch but do enjoy I decided to watch the stalker movie that is My Teacher, My Obsession  which is based on an English teacher who starts at a new school. However, when one of the students gets obsessed with him she will do anything to be with him including secluding him from everyone else. I liked the foreshadowing at the beginning of the movie which matched up to the ending very well and shows how throughout the movie that this was coming up. I also liked how the film showed how the stude

Little Italy (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Little Italy Year: 2018 Genre: Comedy, Romance Directed By: Donald Petrie Starring: Hayden Christensen, Emma Roberts, Danny Aiello About:  A young couple must navigate a blossoming romance, amidst a war between their families' competing pizza restaurants. Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8lDreq9le4 My Review: Wanting to watch a rom-com and having this on my Watch List on Netflix I couldn't resist but give this film a chance and see what I thought. Having liked Emma Roberts in everything I had seen her in previously as well I was excited to see if this was another film of hers in which I would enjoy. This film surprised me however I ended up enjoying this more than I expected. I liked that this film had a Romeo and Juliet vibe with the families not liking each other however the children both being in love with each other and feeling that their families were the reason in which they couldn't be together. I also thought it was clever having the gr

Ralph Breaks The Internet (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Ralph Breaks The Internet Year: 2018 Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy Directed By: Phil Johnston, Rich Moore Starring: John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot About:  Six years after the events of "Wreck-It Ralph," Ralph and Vanellope, now friends, discover a wi-fi router in their arcade, leading them into a new adventure Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BcYBFC6zfY My Review: Having missed seeing this in the cinema, I had to watch this when it got released onto physical formats. Adoring the first film and having watched it a few days prior I was excited to see what happens in the second movie and if it would live up to first movie. I love that  Ralph Breaks The Internet continues on from the first movie really well and tells us that it has been six years that the main characters have been friends for and how Vanellope is starting to get bored of her game and wants more excitement in her life. By also showing how Wi-fi became a part of the a