Imagine a world where $52,000 turns into millions, Cheesecake Factories are around every corner, and one bottle of vodka will last a community for weeks. The only problem is you’re basically a living Barbie doll.
The first trailer is out for Downsizing, Alexander Payne’s long-awaited scifi flick where Matt Damon goes tiny in order to save the world (and his own bank account). Thanks to overpopulation resources are dwindling, so some people are shrinking themselves down in order to conserve them. The process is irreversible, but there’s the added benefit that the shrunken get to live like suburban kings and queens.
The trailer presents “downsizing” as a Lilliputian Utopia, but there also comes major risks, such as inclement weather, hungry animals, and the occasional oversized shoe. Also, while the movie has generally implied that Damon’s wife, played by Kristen Wiig, joins him in Tiny Paradise, based on this trailer (including some giant divorce papers) I don’t think she goes through with it.
But, of course, the first concern Damon has upon being shrunken is his dick size. Downsizing comes out December 22.