for violence, some sexuality and partial nudity, and brief strong language
Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Justin Timberlake, Brendan Miller, Cillian Murphy
20th Century Fox
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In Time Movie Summary
In Time is a thought providing murder mystery where time takes the place of money. Everyone is allocated a specific amount a time and like money can be earned or spent. The rich can live forever and the poor have to beg for a cup of coffee. Will Salas must bring down the system to survive.
This alternate sci-fi world puts a new twist on the secret to stopping wrinkles. In Time is a world where people stop aging at 25. Sound good? Well, there is a catch, they are designed to only live for one more year. You knew it had to be too good to be true didn’t you? There always has to be a catch.
Will Salas suddenly finds himself accused of murder and is on the run. He has a hostage and a bargaining chip. He lashes out against the system that will choose to end his life soon. Those who have the financial means can buy their way off of the clock. The clock is etched into their forearm and everyone knows when their time is up. They can literally see their own clock running down. The wealthy can stop the clock. Will Salas lashes out against a two-class system in which the wealthy have life and the poor only have a limited time left. This movie has a theme about one’s days being numbered.
Those who can buy their way out, have a chance at immortal life. This is a violent movie with lots of gunfire, car crashes, and every thing that an action movie could want. It is milder than a Bruce Willis movie, but only in the quantity of the violence, it is comparable to quality of violence though. This movie makes a strong statement about class divisions in society. In this movie time is a commodity that can be bought, sold, and used as a lending instrument. This movie is filled with corruption, intrigue and the dark side of human nature.
This family movie guide does not feel that this movie is appropriate for the very young. It is a dark movie that contains violence, sexual references, and some partial nudity. To say that the language is strong is an understatement. This movie guide found that In Time has strong adult themes about life, death, and the idea that one’s days are numbered since the day of their birth. It has disturbing themes that the young ones might not be ready to handle emotionally. This parental guide to the movies does not feel that it is appropriate for children under the age of 13, it is just too disturbing, not only from a content standpoint, but from a thematic standpoint as well.
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