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Genre Mislabeling
Old 06-17-2018, 04:44 PM
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I went into the movie Downsizing (Matt Damon) expecting a comedy.

All of the previews focused on his interactions with Jason Sudekis a well known comedic actor.


The scenes with Jason make up at best I would say about five minutes of the over 2 hour movie. He plays an important role in as much as he is part of the catalyst launching Matt Damon's character (Paul) on his journey butt he has little to do with most of it.

The movie is very good but it's firmly in the Drama Genre. It's got social, environmental, and global commentary. It explores ideas in a way that uses the Science Fiction element more as a backdrop but in my opinion is the first movie that does this well.

That's besides the point.

It is absolutely not a comedy. Yes there are funny moments but nothing that falls under "this is a comedy film"

It's more thought provoking than Ha Ha and I think does itself a great disservice trying to pretend anything else.
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