“But you just never listen when I told you that I wanted to do this.” “I understand, trust me I do I just don’t want you to make the same mistake I did.” “Mistake, you mean me I’m your mistake?” In the family drama ‘Downsized’ Ebony (Nicole Ari Parker) and Michael (Boris Kodjoe) were forced into a modern “shotgun” wedding after becoming teenage parents, putting their personal goals on hold in order to support their family. Amazingly, married for twenty years the two high school sweethearts managed to overcome the odds and establish a seemingly ideal life for themselves.
“I can still be a lawyer some day but right now this is really what I want to do.” “Look we don’t always get to do what we want to do in life.” However, the success that initially was meant to strengthen their family has become the very thing that is driving them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he’s worked his entire life to gain.
“Even though these are six individuals there is something beautiful about the idea of family in that it takes work in real-time, it takes money focus faith commitment, it takes a lot but the reward is so great.” This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore the faith, hope, and trust that initially brought them together.
Directed by Rhonda Baraka, written by Michelle McKissic starring Nicole Ari Parker and her real-life husband Boris Kodjoe ‘Downsized’ premieres September 16, 2017 at 9/8c on TV One!
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