Alexander Payne is one of those directors that has a direct link to capturing honest on-screen comedy, blended with that real-world drama. He did this almost perfectly in The Descendants and now it looks like he’s steering more towards comedy in his latest film, Downsizing.
I’ll admit, the first trailer didn’t do much for me, not because of the concept or the performances on display, but because of the lack of context of the story.
This second trailer does spoil a pivotal moment of the film, but I believe it does so to capture the emotion that Payne is trying to capture in the film. After watching it, I can definitely say that I am interested in Payne’s latest film, yet still not expecting too much from it.
Downsizing stars Matt Damon, Jason Sudeikis and Christoph Waltz.
Check out the latest trailer.