“Lots of people are in pain mum, in all sorts of ways,” Paul Safranek (Matt Damon)
Alexander Payne has not directed a bad movie, until now. (He has made massively overrated movies. I’m looking at you SIDEWAYS.) DOWNSIZING is a shambles. There are good ideas bobbing about the surface, especially on the current world wide economical turmoil caused by the financial crash. He and co-writer Jim Taylor do not delve into the causes. Instead they make a silly satire that offers little socio-economic insight. Though, this is not the movie’s biggest crime. When the only non-Causasian person (with more than a minor speaking part) is playing a “comedy” Vietnamese character, you have to wonder what on Earth the filmmakers were thinking.
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