But now you’ll never have to wonder.
Downsizing, the upcoming flick from Oscar-winning director Alexander Payne (the man behind Sideways and The Descendants), explores that very question. It stars Damon and Kristen Wiigas a husband and wife in a not-quite-dystopic and not-quite-utopic future in which a company has figured out how to shrink humans down to fit in the palm of what used to be your hand.
“The idea in downsizing is you could have a 6,000-square-foot home and two acres all the size of, like, a coffee table,” he explained to E! while promoting the film. “I don’t know how that would change life, but it’s pretty crazy.”
Of course, this isn’t simply a happy tale about two people whose $100,000 turns into $12,000,000 with the flip of a very intimidating switch—Wiig’s character soon decides that she can’t actually go through with being zapped (almost) to smithereens and Matt is left to navigate tiny town alone, with no wife to share things like the thrill of turning a human-sized Svedka bottle into a lifetime supply of vodka.
And, at the very least, there’s the joy of that endless supply of vodka.