Downsizing

Movie • 2017 • Comedy  

Report
A kindly occupational therapist undergoes a new procedure to be shrunken to four inches tall so that he and his wife can help save the planet and afford a nice lifestyle at the same time.
This movie contains 24 potentially triggering events.
Removes Ads!
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
210 supporters
Yes
1
No
6
3
Anonymous
A dog is not a mouse. There is another section for other animals, besides dogs, cats, and horses.
2 comments | Add comment
Unanswered Triggers
1
fnafloverrr
May trigger animal lovers in the beginning scene with the lab test on a rat/mouse, but no animals were harmed otherwise.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there sudden loud noises?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Does a baby cry?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Is someone choked?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Does a woman get slapped?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
0
ZombieJack
Female lead is religious, mentions Jesus, and has a bible.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there body dysphoria?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Does a car honk or tires screech?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Abandonment
Yes
0
No
3
Is a child abandoned by a parent?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is an animal abandoned?
54 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Abuse
Are there abusive parents?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone stalked?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there domestic violence?
54 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
48 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone gaslighted?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone abused with a belt?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is a child abused?
71 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Addiction
2
Silod
We see a lab rat injected with an experimental serum at the start of the film. Later on, the male protagonist injects his ailing mother with medication. Patients preparing to undergo the downsizing procedure are hooked up to IV's and given anaesthetics and downsizing serum intravenously. The male protagonist attends a party where people are drinking and taking recreational drugs. He accepts a pill, which is transferred to him via French kiss and which turns out to be a hallucinogenic. We also see him take a hit of marijuana. He eventually blacks out and awakens on the floor the next morning. The female protagonist regularly takes expired prescription medications from her clients. We see the protagonists select one of these to treat a woman who is dying of cancer. Because the medication is expired, they give her twice the initially suggested dosage. The female protagonist later states that this dosage may have been too high and caused the woman's death.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there addiction?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
1
No
2
1
Silod
The male protagonist attends a party where people are drinking and taking recreational drugs. Drunkenness is not emphasized, but the host seems to be hungover in the morning. Use your discretion.
1 comment | Add comment
Animal
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
101 supporters
Yes
9
No
0
2
Silod
At the very start of the film, we see a lab rat being placed in a large jar with a cotton swab. When we see the rat again, it is deceased. Be advised that an actual dead rat was acquired from a taxidermist for use in filming. It is not a CG animal.
1 comment | Add comment
Are animals abused?
1 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
3
Silod
This may depend on your definition; lab testing with rats is depicted at the start of the film.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there a dead animal?
65 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
Is an animal sad?
46 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are rabbits harmed?
41 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does a cat die?
105 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does a pet die?
91 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does a dragon die?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there spiders?
31 supporters
Yes
1
No
5
0
Silod
I am not aware of a spider being depicted. If I'm wrong, maybe someone else could provide context?
1 comment | Add comment
Are there snakes?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Are there sharks?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there bugs?
19 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
2
Silod
Gigantic (relatively) CG butterflies and dragonfly shown briefly during the Norway segment. The female protagonist has a penchant for butterflies and during a scene in her apartment, the male protagonist points out that many of her belongings depict butterflies.
1 comment | Add comment
Assault
Is someone drugged?
17 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
1
ZombieJack
A man is pressured into doing drugs at a party. Additionally, many people are drugged in preparation for surgery.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
68 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone held under water?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is rape mentioned?
45 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
6
1
MoonJellyfish
There is a non-consensual kiss given to a person who is asleep. When that person is awoken by the kiss, it continues consensually. For me, it came out of left field and made me uncomfortable.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Bodily Harm
Yes
7
No
0
2
Silod
Prior to undergoing the downsizing procedure, patients' heads are shaved with electric razors, including their eyebrows. We see a number of people having their heads shaved and, after being put to sleep with IV drips, the nurses proceed to remove the patients' hospital gowns and shave their body hair, as well.
1 comment | Add comment
Are any hands damaged?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there dislocations?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there throat mutilation?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone struggle to breathe?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there decapitation?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there cannibalism?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone crushed to death?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Is someone burned alive?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone buried alive?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there body horror?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there amputation?
16 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
1
Misiek1997
One of main characters has an amputation below the knee because of a severe leg infection. The amputation isn't shown.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
3
3
Silod
It may be worth noting that the female protagonist tells of how someone she knew died during the downsizing procedure because his dental fillings weren't removed. She explicitly states that his head effectively exploded.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there Achilles Tendon injury?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there a hanging?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does someone asphyxiate?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
8
No
0
2
Silod
Technically, yes. The downsizing procedure only works on organic tissue, so all patients are shown in dentist chairs, having their fillings removed. This includes a close-up of fillings and false teeth being discarded into a surgical tray. The patients are unconscious for this. Likewise, we see them receiving new fillings after being downsized.
1 comment | Add comment
0
ZombieJack
The protagonist and many others undergo an operation and are given anesthesia beforehand to put them under.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone break a bone?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there genital trauma/mutilation?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone tortured?
58 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
4
Does someone fall down stairs?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone fall to their death?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there eye mutilation?
63 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is someone stabbed?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there excessive gore?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Children
Is an infant abducted?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is a minor sexualized?
63 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Creepy Crawly
Are there bedbugs?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Death
Does someone sacrifice themselves?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does a major character die?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does a non-human character die?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone die?
11 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
0
ZombieJack
Two minor characters who were sick die off-screen.
1 comment | Add comment
Disability
Is the r-slur used?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
0
ZombieJack
An amputee is played by someone who does not actually have an amputated leg.
1 comment | Add comment
Drugs/Alcohol
Yes
2
No
1
0
ZombieJack
It's not shown but an ill character is given too large a dose of pain medication and is later stated to have died soon after, possibly from being given too many pills at once and overdosing.
1 comment | Add comment
Family
Yes
1
No
2
3
Silod
No one is kidnapped during the film, but the female protagonist is the lone survivor of a group who were abducted and forcibly downsized by their government, then shipped overseas in a television box.
1 comment | Add comment
Does a parent die?
10 supporters
Yes
4
No
2
0
ZombieJack
Protagonist's sick mother is shown prior to a timeskip but not after and is presumed to have died.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is a child's toy destroyed?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
3
No
0
0
ZombieJack
Protagonist's sick mother is shown prior to a timeskip but not after and is presumed to have died.
1 comment | Add comment
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
33 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
5
Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
6
Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there clowns?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Are there natural bodies of water?
0 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Is trypophobic content shown?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there razors?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
7 supporters
Yes
0
No
3
1
ZombieJack
Not exactly, but several people are shown getting their heads, eyebrows, legs, etc all shaved with clippers.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
0
1
ZombieJack
There is also a scene of a woman in a bathtub, but it is staged and nothing below her shoulders is visible.
2 comments | Add comment
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone vomit?
60 supporters
Yes
9
No
0
4
Anonymous
The main character tries to make himself vomit after ingesting drugs. He doesn't actually vomit, but he makes vomit-sounds and it was triggering for me, so.
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone eaten?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there on-screen pooping?
23 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone spit?
10 supporters
Yes
8
No
0
1
Silod
Shortly after accepting an unnamed hallucinogenic drug, the male protagonist regrets his decision and attempts to self-induce vomiting. We see him repeatedly stick his finger down his throat, gag, and spit into a dirty toilet, but he doesn't manage to make himself throw up.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
LGBTQ+
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
2
No
2
2
ZombieJack
Not example a trans slur, but an outdated term for intersex people is used in a derogatory manner.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is an LGBT+ person outed?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there bisexual cheating?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Loss
Is a priceless artifact destroyed?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
12
No
1
1
Silod
We see a deceased lab rat get injected with an experimental serum at the start of the film. We also see the male protagonist preparing to inject his mother with medication. Later on, we see a close-up of the full process of the male protagonist being hooked up to an IV and an anaesthetic and the downsizing serum being injected into the IV stream.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there a mental institution scene?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Yes
12
No
0
0
Silod
The facility at which the downsizing procedure is performed resembles a hospital. Depiction of gurneys, hospital beds, IV's, needles/syringes/injections, hospital gowns, and nurses.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there menstruation?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
4
No
0
2
Silod
The female protagonist tells the male protagonist that a woman she is caring for has stomach cancer and will soon die. He speaks with the woman in Spanish and helps decide which pain medicine to give her. When we revisit the female protagonist's apartment, the woman is gone and she informs the male protagonist that she died and implies that it may actually have been because they gave her too high a dosage of painkillers.
1 comment | Add comment
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone have a mental illness?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone self harm?
S.A.F.E. ALTERNATIVES® (1-800-DONTCUT)
43 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is autism misrepresented?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is a mentally ill person violent?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there D.I.D. misrepresentation?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
0
No
3
Is reality unstable or unhinged?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone have a meltdown?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there ABA therapy?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
1
No
2
2
Silod
Body dysmorphia involves obsessive focus on a physical flaw, which may be minor or imagined. The male protagonist expresses regret over downsizing because it led to his divorce. This is not body dysmorphia.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there anxiety attacks?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
0
Misiek1997
There are two tunnel scenes.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone have an eating disorder?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there autism specific abuse?
31 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
0
No
4
Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
1
ZombieJack
"Fuck" is said a lot, specifically in reference to sex.
1 comment | Add comment
2
Silod
Some strobe effects are used during the party segment.
1 comment | Add comment
Paranoia
Is someone watched without knowing?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Is the fourth wall broken?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there childbirth?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there abortions?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Are there babies or unborn children?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Does someone miscarry?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does a pregnant person die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
32 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
4
Silod
A man jokes that his wife wants him to downsize in order to lose weight. A nurse/worker at the downsizing facility remarks that there are "a lot of fatties" in the incoming group of patients.
1 comment | Add comment
5
snart
Not a specific person, but while talking about another character, someone says “he has sex with men, women, hermaphrodites” which is an outdated term.
1 comment | Add comment
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
4
No
1
3
A derogatory term for intersex people is used.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there hate speech?
20 supporters
Yes
4
No
1
1
Misiek1997
A fictional minority, the miniaturized people, are regarded by one person as unworthy of having voting rights.
1 comment | Add comment
0
Misiek1997
Vietnamese character's accent appears atrocious to some viewers, but it turns out that it was a natural one.
1 comment | Add comment
Does an LGBT person die?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Yes
0
No
3
Are there n-words?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there aphobia?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Race
Is there blackface?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Religious
Are there demons or Hell?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Sex
Yes
5
No
0
3
Silod
French kissing, an implied sex scene, and some explicit dialogue regarding sex. There is also some nudity, including full-frontal male and female nudity.
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone sexually objectified?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
5
No
0
0
ZombieJack
1. There's a slideshow presentation on an experimental operation that shows before and after photos of the human subjects nude.
2. The patients are also shown nude during the actual operation itself.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
2
ZombieJack
No, but a character is briefly mentioned as willing to have sex with anyone/anything and the speaker lists animals but it is assumed to be intended as a joke.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there BDSM?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Does someone lose their virginity?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there incestuous relationships?
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800.656.4673
55 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Sickness
Does someone have a chronic illness?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is someone terminally ill?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Social
Is someone homeless?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there anti-abortion themes?
22 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Are there fat suits?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Are there end credit scenes?
16 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Yes
2
No
4
1
ZombieJack
Yes and no; the protagonist gets his happy ending but humanity is doomed to eventually be *mostly* wiped out in a mass extinction event, but some will survive and humanity is predicted to eventually recover as it's done before.
3 comments | Add comment
Vehicular
Does a car crash?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does a plane crash?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is someone hit by a car?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there blood/gore?
35 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
1
Silod
Very minimal blood. The female lead was the lone survivor of a group who were abducted and forcibly downsized by their government, then shipped overseas in a television box. We briefly see the box on a TV news report. Its lower corner is stained brownish-red and contains a number of puncture holes. The details of how this happened are not elaborated upon.
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
5
Is there gun violence?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4