Downsizing (2017)

Portions of the 2017 Alexander Payne film “Downsizing,” like much of his work, filmed in the director’s home state of Nebraska, with additional filming in Canada and Norway. Early in the film, Paul and Audrey Safranek, played by Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, live at this duplex, located in Omaha. In one scene, they are seen selling their belongings in a yard sale out front, as they prepare to downsize.

LOCATION: 4629 Douglas St, Omaha, NE 68132

The back of the property and garage also appear in the film. An alley runs behind Douglas Street to this area.

Paul sits with his buddies watching a news program debating the benefits of downsizing at this restaurant.

LOCATION: 4432 Leavenworth St, Omaha, NE 68105

The Safraneks look at this home in Elkhorn as they evaluate the local housing market. The interior was filmed at a different house in the same neighborhood.

LOCATION: 18676 Oregon Cir, Elkhorn, NE 68022

Paul and Audrey attend an alumni gathering at this school, where they run into an old friend Dave, played by Jason Sudeikis. Dave has been downsized and tells Paul all about the benefits of his life after the procedure. The entrance seen in the film is at the back and has been slightly remodeled since filming took place.

LOCATION: 7400 Western Ave, Omaha, NE 68114 (back entrance at 41°16’19.5″N, 96°01’39.8″W)

Paul and Audrey have a going away gathering at Jams Old Market (1101 Harney St, Omaha, NE 68102).

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The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Roger Avary’s excellent 2002 adaptation of the Bret Easton Ellis novel “The Rules of Attraction” may have been set in the fictional Camden College in New Hampshire, but it was actually filmed at the University of Redlands in Redlands, California.  In order to achieve this, the filmmakers had to be very careful in blocking their shots, as to avoid the mountains and palm trees that surround the area.  Below, we’ll cover many shots seen in the film from around the campus.

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LOCATION: 1200 E Colton Ave, Redlands, CA 92374

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James Van Der Beek’s character sits on these seats towards the end of the film.

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The “End of the World” party takes place at this building.

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One of the final shots of the movie, where the character of Sean rides away on his bike, was filmed here.

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