Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried join together in this sci-fi thriller where time is literally money. Director Andrew Niccol creates a future in which a glowing digital clock is emblazoned on everyone’s lower arm. In this world, each person stops aging at 25 years old and is given one year to live unless he or she buys, steals, or cheats his or her way into more time.
Benjamin Franklin’s “Time is Money” quote then becomes the motto of society. The rich have thousands of years remaining while the poor live minute to minute; but no matter who you are, if your clock hits zero, you die.
Will Salas (Timberlake) is poor and lives day-to-day in a system where “for few to be immortal, many must die.” He is handed 100 years of life by a troubled stranger only to be given the instructions, “Don’t waste my time.” With his newfound riches, he is unable to save his mother (Olvia Wilde) and decides to redistribute the time to the poor. He makes his way to New Gringrich where he meets Philip Weiss (Vincent Karthesier), a millionaire, and his troubled daughter, Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried). Will and Sylvia then fall in love as they are being chased by both timekeepers and their own time; and in the classic Robin Hood style, they are determined to steal from the rich and give to the poor.
Justin and Amanda make great lovers-on-the-run as they fight to overthrow the 1% and give back to the people. “In Time” is a must see, action packed, sci-fi thriller, and earns 4/5 stars. Make sure to get “In Time” on its DVD release on January 31.