The wife and I got a wild hair and watched the Matt Damon movie, "Downsizing" last night.

First off: I liked it.

Second: This is not the movie you think it is going to me. Four different times during the film, you think you are watching a different "genre" film. And then it changes again.

Third: There's some clever stuff in there. It's fun.

Fourth: For a "Matt Damon film" this has a surprisingly varied cast, with a lot of interesting women and other cultures represented.

Fifth: Christoph Waltz. Just... Christoph Waltz.

Before I say any more about the film, I want to hear from others who have seen it, and put all spoilers talk into the comments so people don't accidently happen onto them.


kleinbl00:

Friend from my watchmaking class wrote some of the jokes. His brother is the screenwriter. I guess the whole setup has been a family joke for a while. Rad old dude. He heard me referring to my watch as a "three finger Elgin" and he decided that was an awesome pirate name.

Jim Taylor bugs me a little because I hated the shit out of Sideways. But at the same time, Sideways made it okay to never again drink Merlot.


posted by goobster: 176 days ago