Whoa, good reviews and funny 6 inch high people theme? Awesome! It was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2017, while Chau earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. Downsizing is a 2017 American science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Alexander Payne and written by Payne and Jim Taylor. The film stars Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristen Wiig, and tells the story of a couple who undertake a procedure to shrink their bodies so they can start a new life in an experimental community. When the wife refuses the procedure at the last minute, the husband has to reassess his life and choices. Principal photography on the film began in Ontario, Canada, on April 1, 2016.

Downsizing premiered at the 74th Venice International Film Festival on August 30, 2017, and was released in the United States by Paramount Pictures on December 22, 2017. The film received praise for its cast and premise, but criticism for its execution and failure to deliver on possible ideas given the subject matter. –