http://nowwatchtvlive.org – In Time Movie Review, Releases: 27th October 2011
Rating: M – Contains violence & offensive language
Duration: 109 minutes
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy
Directors: Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War)
Reviewer: Jon E Clist
The Premise>> In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their immortality. A poor young man who comes into a fortune of time, though too late to help his mother from dying. He ends up on the run from a corrupt police force known as ‘time keepers’.
The Review>> Coming Soon
The Verdict>> Verdict
Some extra bits to know about the film and to look out for>> In real life, Justin Timberlake is older than Olivia Wilde, who plays his mother.
New Zealand-born screenwriter-director Andrew Niccol began his career in London, successfully directing TV commercials before moving to Los Angeles in order to make films “longer than 60 seconds.” He interested high-powered producer Scott Rudin in his The Truman Show (1998) script, but Rudin was not willing to gamble on a rookie director, particularly when Jim Carrey came aboard, swelling the budget to about $60 million. Peter Weir helmed instead, bringing a complementary vision which lightened the material somewhat, and the clever satire, which followed a cheerful insurance man (Carrey) as he slowly realizes that all the people in his life are just actors in a TV show, opened to critical raves. Since the deal for “Truman” came together slowly, Niccol actually made his screenwriting and directing debut with Gattaca (1997) a superb, well-acted sci-fi movie that raised issues of genetic engineering in a totalitarian environment.