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Los Angeles Times
With 'Private Life,' Tamara Jenkins takes on marriage, female biology and movie manspreadingnow 8. So that was a chunk of life.” She and her husband — screenwriter Jim Ta
Los Angeles Times / Posted yesterday
now 8. So that was a chunk of life.” She and her husband — screenwriter Jim Taylor, best known for his collaborations with Alexander Payne — are also credited writers on another film at Sundance, Jesse Peretz’s “Juliet, Naked.” She also does... Read more
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Post Magazine
Editing: Paramount Pictures' DownsizingEditor Kevin Tent has a long-standing relationship with director Alexander Payn
Post Magazine / Posted 3 days ago
Editor Kevin Tent has a long-standing relationship with director Alexander Payne. The two collaborated on the features Sideways, Nebraska and The Descendants, so it comes as no surprise that Tent would cut his latest film, Downsizing. The Paramount... Read more
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Gulf News
Meet Hong Chau, the breakout star of ‘Downsizing’is, Will there be a better buffet of roles for her to choose from? Because she
Gulf News / Posted 7 days ago
is, Will there be a better buffet of roles for her to choose from? Because she deserves it.”The director of Downsizing, Alexander Payne, who wrote the script with Jim Taylor, agreed, citing Chau’s ability to convey deep emotions despite her... Read more
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International Business Times
Downsizing: Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig become millionaires in this exclusive clip to undergo the irreversible procedure alone and build a new life in the small w
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
to undergo the irreversible procedure alone and build a new life in the small world. Downsizing is the latest film from Alexander Payne, the awards season favourite and two-time Oscar-winning writer behind Election, Sideways, The Descendants and... Read more
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/Film
Aliens Virtual Roller Coaster, Superman: Mustache Edition & MoreTV shows. In this edition, check out an impressive virtual build of of an Alie
/Film / Posted 10 days ago
TV shows. In this edition, check out an impressive virtual build of of an Aliens roller coaster. Plus, watch as director Alexander Payne breaks down a scene from Downsizing, and see how much better the DC Extended Universe would have been if... Read more
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WestportNow
Granger at the Movies: ‘All the Money in the World,’ ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing’“Darkest Hour” is a stylish 7, an Oscar-vehicle for Gary Oldman. Based on a vi
WestportNow / Posted 12 days ago
“Darkest Hour” is a stylish 7, an Oscar-vehicle for Gary Oldman. Based on a visionary ecological concept by director Alexander Payne and his longtime collaborator Jim Taylor (“Election,” “Nebraska,” “About Schmidt”), the ambitious social... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jedi, Jumanji hold top two spotscentered around shrinking humans to combat overpopulation, continues to have un
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 15 days ago
centered around shrinking humans to combat overpopulation, continues to have undersized box-office earnings. Directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, the film earned $6.2 million through Monday in its second week of release.... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' unseats 'Beauty and the Beast' as highest-grossing film of 2017centered around shrinking humans to combat overpopulation, continues to have un
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 18 days ago
centered around shrinking humans to combat overpopulation, continues to have undersized box office earnings. Directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, the film earned $4.6 million through Sunday in its second week of release.... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' tops US$1 billion worldwidethe four days for Paramount. The 11-day total for "Downsizing," which carries a
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 20 days ago
the four days for Paramount. The 11-day total for "Downsizing," which carries a US$65 million budget and was directed by Alexander Payne, should come in around US$18.5 million. Warner Bros.-Alcon Entertainment's second weekend of R-rated comedy... Read more
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Fortune
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Tops $1 Billion Worldwidefor the four days for Paramount. The 11-day total for “Downsizing,” which carri
Fortune / Posted 20 days ago
for the four days for Paramount. The 11-day total for “Downsizing,” which carries a $65 million budget and was directed by Alexander Payne, should come in around $18.5 million. Warner Bros.-Alcon Entertainment’s second weekend of R-rated comedy... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' unseats 'Beauty and the Beast' as highest-grossing film of 2017centered around shrinking humans to combat overpopulation, continues to have un
Los Angeles Times / Posted 20 days ago
centered around shrinking humans to combat overpopulation, continues to have undersized box office earnings. Directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, the film earned $4.6 million through Sunday in its second week of release.... Read more
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Box Office Prophets
Friday Box Office Analysisas the two films definitely have the same demographic target. Finally, our rem
Box Office Prophets / Posted 21 days ago
as the two films definitely have the same demographic target. Finally, our remaining newest holdover is Downsizing, the Alexander Payne film that just isn't really finding an audience. It took in $1.6 million, a decline of 22% from last Friday.... Read more
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The Washington Times
Global warming films flop at box office in 2017what happened? The movie raked in $33 million from a reported $120 million budg
The Washington Times / Posted 23 days ago
what happened? The movie raked in $33 million from a reported $120 million budget. “Downsizing,” a rare flop from director Alexander Payne (“About Schmidt”), envisioned a future in which people can shrink themselves to the height of a grapefruit.... Read more
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Sioux City Journal
REVIEW: Hong Chau nudges Matt Damon as reason to see 'Downsizing'How Damon maneuvers this world isn’t all that far off from how he handled life
Sioux City Journal / Posted 23 days ago
How Damon maneuvers this world isn’t all that far off from how he handled life in “The Martian.” Director Alexander Payne sells the concept nicely but doesn’t really know where to go with it. He lets Damon explore his new world (including the wild... Read more
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Geelong Advertiser
Movie view: Cling to a little bit of hopetime it is also pensive, understated and beautiful. Downsizing is a very stran
Geelong Advertiser / Posted 23 days ago
time it is also pensive, understated and beautiful. Downsizing is a very strange little thing, written and directed by Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways), and even for its tonal inconsistency, occasionally clunky narrative, and... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Movie view: Cling to a little bit of hopetime it is also pensive, understated and beautiful. Downsizing is a very stran
The Courier Mail / Posted 23 days ago
time it is also pensive, understated and beautiful. Downsizing is a very strange little thing, written and directed by Alexander Payne (The Descendants, Sideways), and even for its tonal inconsistency, occasionally clunky narrative, and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
'Last Jedi' continues holiday box-office haul; 'Jumanji' and 'Pitch Perfect 3' open strong“Downsizing” had a down-sized opening with just $4.6 million earned through Sun
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 26 days ago
“Downsizing” had a down-sized opening with just $4.6 million earned through Sunday. Word of mouth hasn’t been doing the Alexander Payne and Matt Damon comedy any favors — the film earned a C CinemaScore and 51% “rotten” rating from Rotten... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 26 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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The Courier Mail
All the new movies out todayJason Sudeikis, plus keep an eye out for James van der Beek’s cameo as an anaes
The Courier Mail / Posted 26 days ago
Jason Sudeikis, plus keep an eye out for James van der Beek’s cameo as an anaesthesiologist. See it if … You like quirky Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election) dramedies and clever concepts, though it ultimately becomes muddled towards the end as... Read more
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News.com.au
All the new movies out todayJason Sudeikis, plus keep an eye out for James van der Beek’s cameo as an anaes
News.com.au / Posted 26 days ago
Jason Sudeikis, plus keep an eye out for James van der Beek’s cameo as an anaesthesiologist. See it if … You like quirky Alexander Payne (Sideways, Election) dramedies and clever concepts, though it ultimately becomes muddled towards the end as... Read more
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ABC News
Holiday week movie guideShannon against Sally Hawkins. It's been building Oscar business for months. Is
ABC News / Posted 26 days ago
Shannon against Sally Hawkins. It's been building Oscar business for months. Is she deaf? Reporter: While part of Nebraska Alexander Payne shrinks Matt Damon for downsizing. Nervous? A little. Reporter: Three bill boards outside ebbing, Missouri is... Read more
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Canberra Times
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
Canberra Times / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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Western Advocate
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
Western Advocate / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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Manning River Times
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
Manning River Times / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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The North West Star
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
The North West Star / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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Daily Liberal
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
Daily Liberal / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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The Border Mail
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
The Border Mail / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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The Courier
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
The Courier / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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The Age
On the biggest movie-going day of the year, how high can Star Wars go?animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him t
The Age / Posted 27 days ago
animation about a 12-year-old Mexican boy whose quest to play guitar sees him trapped in the land of the dead. Director: Alexander Payne Thoughtful drama that has Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig as a couple who are scientifically shrunk so they can... Read more
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Canberra Times
From Coco to The Greatest Showman: Our expert guide to Boxing Day at the movieshoodwinking them. Paul Byrnes Hugh Jackman as Phineas Taylor Barnum in The Gre
Canberra Times / Posted 27 days ago
hoodwinking them. Paul Byrnes Hugh Jackman as Phineas Taylor Barnum in The Greatest Showman. (M) 135 minutes) Director Alexander Payne comes up with a new breed of Lilliputian. Standing just short of 13cm, they're "downsizers": people who have... Read more
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WA Today
From Coco to The Greatest Showman: Our expert guide to Boxing Day at the movieshoodwinking them. Paul Byrnes Hugh Jackman as Phineas Taylor Barnum in The Gre
WA Today / Posted 27 days ago
hoodwinking them. Paul Byrnes Hugh Jackman as Phineas Taylor Barnum in The Greatest Showman. (M) 135 minutes) Director Alexander Payne comes up with a new breed of Lilliputian. Standing just short of 13cm, they're "downsizers": people who have... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
'Last Jedi' continues holiday box-office haul; 'Jumanji' and 'Pitch Perfect 3' open strong“Downsizing” had a down-sized opening with just $4.6 million earned through Sun
Los Angeles Times / Posted 27 days ago
“Downsizing” had a down-sized opening with just $4.6 million earned through Sunday. Word of mouth hasn’t been doing the Alexander Payne and Matt Damon comedy any favors — the film earned a C CinemaScore and 51% “rotten” rating from Rotten... Read more
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The Age
From Coco to The Greatest Showman: Our expert guide to Boxing Day at the moviesin The Greatest Showman. Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to y
The Age / Posted 27 days ago
in The Greatest Showman. Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. (M) 135 minutes) Director Alexander Payne comes up with a new breed of Lilliputian. Standing just short of 13cm, they're "downsizers": people who have... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
From Coco to The Greatest Showman: Our expert guide to Boxing Day at the moviesin The Greatest Showman. Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to y
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 27 days ago
in The Greatest Showman. Get the latest news and updates emailed straight to your inbox. (M) 135 minutes) Director Alexander Payne comes up with a new breed of Lilliputian. Standing just short of 13cm, they're "downsizers": people who have... Read more
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Daily Journal
Your must-see 2017 holiday movie guide is herelawyer. If you're curious what Matt Damon looks like bald and tiny: 'Downsizin
Daily Journal / Posted 28 days ago
lawyer. If you're curious what Matt Damon looks like bald and tiny: 'Downsizing' Social satire 'Downsizing,' directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig, offers a small solution to a big... Read more
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Variety
Matt Damon’s No Good, Very Bad Year at the Box OfficeCREDIT: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures The Alexander Payne dramedy launched qu
Variety / Posted 28 days ago
CREDIT: Courtesy of Paramount Pictures The Alexander Payne dramedy launched quietly with $425,000 from Thursday previews at approximately 1,900 North American locations. “Downsizing” expanded to 2,668 sites on Friday and wound up sixth place with $2... Read more
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Daily Record
Your must-see 2017 holiday movie guide is herelawyer. If you're curious what Matt Damon looks like bald and tiny: 'Downsizin
Daily Record / Posted 28 days ago
lawyer. If you're curious what Matt Damon looks like bald and tiny: 'Downsizing' Social satire 'Downsizing,' directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig, offers a small solution to a big... Read more
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York Daily Record
Your must-see 2017 holiday movie guide is herelawyer. If you're curious what Matt Damon looks like bald and tiny: 'Downsizin
York Daily Record / Posted 28 days ago
lawyer. If you're curious what Matt Damon looks like bald and tiny: 'Downsizing' Social satire 'Downsizing,' directed by Alexander Payne and starring Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau and Kristen Wiig, offers a small solution to a big... Read more
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WA Today
The Boxing Day rush: how Star Wars is changing the game for holiday season moviesof Pixar movies Buzz: The studio has delivered yet again with a vibrant comic
WA Today / Posted 28 days ago
of Pixar movies Buzz: The studio has delivered yet again with a vibrant comic celebration of Mexican culture. Director: Alexander Payne of Sideways, The Descendants and Nebraska fame. Stars: Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz, Hong... Read more
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Variety
The Last Jedi’ Casts Shadow Over Holiday Newcomerscomedy “Downsizing” launched quietly with $425,000 from Thursday previews at ap
Variety / Posted 29 days ago
comedy “Downsizing” launched quietly with $425,000 from Thursday previews at approximately 1,900 North American locations. Alexander Payne directed “Downsizing,” which carries an estimated $65 million budget. Reviews are mixed with a 52% Rotten... Read more
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Petluma360.com
CINEMA TOAST: ‘Darkest Hour,’ ‘Downsizing,’ “Greatest Showman,’ and more.Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Maribeth Monroe, Jason Sudeikis, Rolf Lassgard, M
Petluma360.com / Posted 29 days ago
Baldwin, Neil Patrick Harris, Maribeth Monroe, Jason Sudeikis, Rolf Lassgard, Margo Martindale, Hong Chau Directed by: Alexander Payne “Everything is better when you are small,” is the advertising ploy used to get people to sign up for the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
'Downsizing' review: Alexander Payne has so little to sayDirector Alexander Payne got our votes when he offered a brilliantly satirical
Chicago Tribune / Posted 29 days ago
Director Alexander Payne got our votes when he offered a brilliantly satirical look at politics and popularity with his insightful high school-based comedy "Election." He showed with "Sideways" that he could present a story as firm and dry as a... Read more
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Boston Globe
‘Downsizing’ asks: What happens when we all get small?is Earth and the hell into which we may be heading. Considering the prospect of
Boston Globe / Posted 29 days ago
is Earth and the hell into which we may be heading. Considering the prospect of potential environmental collapse, director Alexander Payne and his co-writer Jim Taylor channel the old Steve Martin routine and decide to get small, the better to... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Alexander Payne's sci-fi satire 'Downsizing' grapples with big ideas and (extra) tiny charactersWith his new film “Downsizing,” in theaters Friday, Alexander Payne — the direc
Los Angeles Times / Posted 29 days ago
With his new film “Downsizing,” in theaters Friday, Alexander Payne — the director of such critically acclaimed, sharp-edged comedies as “Election,” “About Schmidt,” “Sideways” and “The Descendants” — is going big by going small. Set in a... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Previewshuge consequences. With Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Kier, N
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
huge consequences. With Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, Udo Kier, Neil Patrick Harris, Laura Dern; directed by Alexander Payne. (2 hours, 15 minutes) Father Figures 68 R Brothers raised to believe that their dad died when they were... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
“Downsizing,” the new film from Alexander Payne (“The Descendants,” “Nebraska,” “About Schmidt”) opens Friday in theaters. Here are five facts abo
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 30 days ago
“Nebraska,” “About Schmidt”) opens Friday in theaters. Here are five facts about the film from imdb.com: v Replacement: Kristen Wiig replaced Reese Witherspoon in the lead role,... Read more
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KCTV 5 Kansas City
'Downsizing' shrinks Matt Damon in pursuit of big ideaswrestles with several provocative themes, then seemingly draws back from them t
KCTV 5 Kansas City / Posted 30 days ago
wrestles with several provocative themes, then seemingly draws back from them to pursue more conventional ones. Director Alexander Payne ultimately brings it all around to a fairly satisfying place, but that's after a perplexing journey that's at... Read more
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