Downsizing (G)

January 18, 2010

Downsizing (G)

Tagline: Down is up

Based on the hit Broadway musical of the same name, Downsizing, is the story of Chief Executive Roslyn Walton’s (Judi Dench) failed attempt to purposely financially ruin her company to offset the gains of a sister company (as a sort of tax dodge).

Citing a ‘progressive workplace hiring policy’, Walton fires her entire sales team and replaces them with a group of men and women with Down’s syndrome (Philip Seymour Hoffman, Madonna, etc), with the hopes that their inexperience will lead to a severe downturn in revenue.

Much to Walton’s surprise, however, the new sales team – naturally affable, honest and hard-working – performs exceptionally well. (Include scenes of the new pink-shirted sales team laughing, high-fiving, ringing bells intercut with the image of raining dollar bills)

Walton is faced with financial ruin but is ultimately saved when the new sales team pulls off a management buy-out and takes over the reins of the company.

Possible Dialogue:

Ros: You can’t do this. You’re just a bunch of retards!

Corky: No, ma’am… (eyes welling up)… You… You are the retard.

(not a dry eye in the house)

5 Responses to “Downsizing (G)”

  1. Martin Says:

    Its yours, along with the third in the trilogy when Corky and co join the army and fly to Afghanistan, with hilarious consequences : Black Hawk Downs

  2. Martin Says:

    I will finance this film, using the very same plot to make a success of my own business. Except I would maintain control of the company and fire Corky & co obviously (perhaps leading to a sequel ‘Down and Out’ ?)

    Keep up this immense site, I now have a new destination at lunch time.

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