Goodviews: In Time

in time

 

In Time is a futuristic style movie that came out in 2011 starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried.

Imagine knowing that once you turn 25 years old there’s a clock on your arm that turns on and counts down one year of life left. That’s what everyone wakes up to sooner or later in this movie. Once you turn 25 you stop aging, but you start playing the game of time. Time is currency. The rich have all the time in the world while the poor struggle to get even a few more hours to spend with loved ones. To cut down on the chance of there being a Robin Hood what we think of as the United States is divided into multiple areas with each area being of a higher quality of time.

Will Salas (Timberlake) is one of the many struggling to make ends meet. He lives with (and helps) his mother Rachel (played by Olivia Wilde) who has another birthday coming up. On her birthday she’s going to pay bills and take the bus home to meet Will who plans on giving her more time.

One night Will goes out for a drink with a friend and there’s a man with far too much time on his arm buying drinks for a crowded bar. Timekeepers find out and come to the bar to take the “unauthorized time” away from the man in an unfriendly fashion and Will helps the stranger escape. The stranger asks Will what he’d do with the time and Will says he’d live. That he’d help people. They drink and then fall asleep. Early in the morning the stranger gives Will all but enough time that he can make it to the edge of a bridge and die, then fall in the river, leaving a note for Will not to waste his time.

Eventually Will meets Sylvia Weis (Seyfried) and eyes are opened. Whose? You’ll have to watch and find out.

Heather: This is one of my favorite action style movies. It really shows what creatures some people become when time and money are involved.

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About Heather

I often go by Razor as my nickname based on my last name. I work at a library and also write. I write anything from novels to poetry and I live for the written word.
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