I enjoyed this movie. It’s not Matrix-material in terms that it unexpectedly changed movie history when it was expected to flop, but it’s nevertheless an original look at how things could be different in our world.
It stars Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried in a world where genetically engineered humans stop aging at the age of 25. This is weird, since your mom, grandma and great grandma could all look as your girlfriend. The catch is, at 25, they only get one year. They can trade in time for services, and vice versa. For example, a cup of coffee costs 5 minutes.
It’s cool cause in a way, time really is money in that world. The world is divided into cheekily named “time zones” in that people with thousands and millions of years are in one sector, while others with mere minutes live in others.
The constant strive for more time creates an ideal Darwinian world where the fittest can become immortal and the not-so-fit run out of time and die. JT of course challenges that status-quo in this very enjoyable movie.
Despite the criticism, and perhaps the potential for major improvement, I really recommend you pay that 1$ and get it on a pirated DVD, or spend those few hours downloading it via internet torrents.
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
My Rating: 7/10