“Downsizing”, directed by Alexander Payne

Movie, 2017

A film which flits between genres, coming on as a satirical dystopia, romance, comedy and a few other mixes and things besides, but never quite hitting the mark or convincing in any one particular area. It’s at its best in the sci-fi opening section, where ideas are set up and the tone is uncomplicated and humourous. After that, the injection of the more serious content and Matt Damon’s under-wrought acting fall short of the mark. By no means a bad film, just a little too thinly spread to hit the bullseye.

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