Synopsis: When scientists discover how to shrink humans to five inches tall as a solution to over-population, Paul (Matt Damon) and his wife Audrey (Kristen Wiig) decide to abandon their stressed lives in order to get small and move to a new downsized community — a choice that triggers life-changing adventures.
We all want what others have, right? A bigger house, cooler car, the girl next door. It’ll all make our lives better. In Director Alexander Payne’s newest sci-fi movie, Paul Safranek (Matt Damon) gets it all when he finally decides to do the big thing and shrink himself to four inches tall.
Paul is a dweeby, middle-class occupational therapist whom decides that he should shrink himself in order to also shrink his carbon footprint and be able to afford a nice lifestyle for him and his wife, Audrey (Kristen Wiig). The best thing about this trailer is that it’s satirically-driven, silently implying that what we as a human race want everything in life and will do just about anything to get it, including something so permanent and absurd as shrinking ourselves to the size of a Coke can.
The second best thing about the trailer is the fantastic cast list! Not only do we get Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig in one room, but we also get to see Christoph Waltz [attempt to act normal] and Jason Sudeikis. We’re pretty sure Waltz can convince anyone to do anything.
Watch the trailer and tell us what you think! Everyone else is doing it.
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