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In Time (2011)

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In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.

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Andrew Niccol

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Andrew Niccol
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Timberlake ... Will Salas
Olivia Wilde ... Rachel Salas
Shyloh Oostwald ... Maya
Johnny Galecki ... Borel
Colin McGurk ... Citizen
Will Harris ... Ulysse
Michael William Freeman ... Nardin
Jesse Lee Soffer ... Webb
Aaron Perilo ... Bell
Nick Lashaway ... Ekman
Will Peltz ... Pierre
Ray Santiago ... Victa
Matt Bomer ... Henry Hamilton
Zuleyka Silver ... Pasha
Laura Ashley Samuels ... Sagita
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Storyline

Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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The rich can live forever, the poor must earn for more time See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, some sexualty and partial nudity, and strong language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I'm.mortal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,050,368, 30 October 2011, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,520,095

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$173,930,596
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2.35 : 1
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Sylvia Weis was born in 2142. See more »

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After Will buys the Jag, he drives to the party along the coast road; you can clearly hear the V6 engine roaring and purring. After he escapes the time keepers and takes off from Weiss' mansion, you can hear it again. After the Timekeepers lose him and he gets away, however, his car is making the exact same 'futuristic electric/eco engine' noise as the other vehicles. See more »

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Will Salas: I don't have time. I don't have time to worry about how it happened. It is what it is. We're genetically engineered to stop aging at 25. The trouble is, we live only one more year, unless we can get more time. Time is now the currency. We earn it and spend it. The rich can live forever. And the rest of us? I just want to wake up with more time on my hand than hours in the day.
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Referenced in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.17 (2011) See more »

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Underneath Your Spell
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Time is money and the science fiction romance genre is money for Hollywood
13 November 2011 | by napierslogsSee all my reviews

In the world of "In Time", time is money. Literally. Set in a future where everybody ages until 25, then they have one year left to live, except that one year is currency. The rich can live at age 25 eternally and the poor don't always have a chance to live. Time zones are classes of wealth and you can't cross over without upsetting the order of the world. It's quite possible that they have taken this time is money equation too far.

But I enjoyed this twist on the same old action movie. It even starts with some thoughts on philosophy. A rich boy finds himself in a poor man's bar where everybody wants a piece of him, so much so that his considerable wealth and time line are in danger. While the poor are in constant need of money, it turns out that the rich don't have the same drives for life. This rich guy is impressed by Will's (Justin Timberlake) honesty and earnest desire to find out how the other side lives. Will is then faced with the possibility of an infinite life time of money.

From there, we get a Robin Hood action movie. Will pairs up with a daddy's girl vixen, Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried) and they are on the run from the time keepers (Cillian Murphy). I have enjoyed Timberlake's recent foray into the world of movie stars, but I like him more as a comedic straight man than as an action hero. Seyfried, on the other hand, proves that she can play pretty much anything. A mysteriously innocent, sharp-shooting, sexy action girl suits her well.

The logic that this new world presents is pretty easy to figure out, but as you are doing that at least you are distracted from the usual action movie set-up. Hollywood has ventured again into the science fiction romance genre, and has again come out with an intelligent, action-packed film with something for everyone.


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