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USA 2017, 129 minutes
Dir. Alexander Payne
Rating: [M] Drug use, offensive language & nudity.
Genres: Comedy, Drama / Fantasy

Topics: Eco-friendly, Satire, Mid-life.

 

“An ingenious comedy of scale, a touching tale of a man whose problems grow bigger as he gets smaller, and an earnest environmental parable.”~Variety

Aroview: Dir. Alexander Payne (NEBRASKA, SIDEWAYS) pulls another one from outside the box with a satiric fantasy in which a man joins the ranks of a middle-class opting to heighten their standard-of-living by shrinking down to five inches tall to live in an affluent micro-society.

The social satire morphs into an unexpected eco-parable at the half-way mark, which has its merits, but does short change the sustained potential of its genius comic conceit.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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