In a world where time is money, Will Silas (Justin Timberlake) and Sylvia Weiss (Amanda Seyfried) are on a mission to give time to those who cherish it most.
In this Sci-fi thriller you don’t physically age past your 25th birthday, but then you’re given a year to add precious time to your life. This means every second, minute, and hour you have to literally work for. Coffee costs 4minutes, dinner costs 10, and a decent car will set you back a few months.
Director Andrew Niccol does a great job of turning the mirror of life onto everyone in the theatre by depicting a world parallel to ours. In a sense the poor work hard , earning enough money (time) to survive day to day while the rich live lavishly and prosper forever. Frequently asking the question, ”if you had all the time in the world, what would you do with it,” ? Niccols is able to conclude all of the socioeconomic problems in his universe are driven by one main factor, time.
After receiving a generous gift from a man who has lost his will to live, Will Silas moves away from his humble beginnings into a wealthier time zone. After nearly “gambling his life away,” he wins over a millennium and attracts the attention of time keepers (police) who become curious of his inheritance.
It is there the movie goes from a tale of good fortune to an endless game of cops and robbers where Will and his kidnapped companion go on a Bonnie and Clyde style bank (time) robbing spree giving all of their takings to the people they believe will value it most.
But what happens when those who were once living day to day start to have ”too much” time on their hands ?
Get to your local theatre Oct. 28th to find out……..