Downsizing, Could it be a Reality?


Hong Chau

Downsizing has some story issues, at one point it seemed like two films, maybe three. I found the character stories on the other side of the tunnel much more interesting than the affluent side of town.


Press day

It lacked some cohesiveness but it still entertained. It had more humor than I expected and Hong Chau steals every scene she is in.

We sat in on the press conference for Downsizing with Hong Chau (Ngoc Lan Tran), Alexander Payne (Director)/cowriter, Jim Taylor (cowriter), and Mark Johnson (producer). Now you can listen in too.

Downsizing, Press, Mark Johnson, Hong Chau, Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor

L-r: Mark Johnson, Hong Chau, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor.

Synopsis: Downsizing imagines what might happen if, as a solution to over-population, Norwegian scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall and propose a 200-year global transition from big to small. People soon realize how much further money goes in a miniaturized world, and with the promise of a better life, everyman Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) and wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in Omaha in order to get small and move to a new downsized community—a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.

Also starring Christoph Walt, Pepe Serna, Rolf Lassgård, Ingjerd Egeberg, Udo KierJason SudeikisNeil Patrick Harris, Niecy Nash, Margo Martindale, Laura Dern, and Joaquim de Almeida.

Downsizing is in theaters December 22. Photos: ©2017 Angela María Ortíz S.