Falls slightly short of my favorite sort of Lynch, to me, though what works (e.g. the audition scene) works as well as anything I’ve seen from him.
Weirdly similar in vibe — attempted absurdist comedy shot through with tragedy, all in a surreal setting that bears the beginnings of personal apocalypse — of “Downsizing,” by Faxon and Rash’s onetime collaborator Alexander Payne. That comparison ends up being unfair. But the absence here of real supporting characters or an idea bigger than “Modern Family goes wrong” was punishing. Also, speaking of Modern Family (and its being a part of conditioning us to understand basically any luxury as within the grasp of still-“relatable” characters) how rich was this family supposed to be? Lol