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'.
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The premise behind In Time is a clever one. It’s the future and the old idea of currency is gone. Instead of money, every commodity is exchanged for time. Humans have been genetically engineered to live until they are 25. Once they reach 25, they are given one year of time to live on which the clock is ticking. They can get more time to live just like you would get money in real life: Working, inheritance, crime, begging, what have you. The rich live in exclusive neighborhoods basically as immortals with absurd amounts of time that they keep adding to. The poor live in ghettos working day to day basically to get another 24 hours added to their lifeline. It is all a metaphor on class disparities in the real world. Justin Timberlake plays a blue collar poor man who unexpectedly receives 100 years added to his lifeline, a fortune in this world. He decides to take his new riches and try to buck the system, evening the playing field for the poor. Its silly at times and there are some definite moments when viewers will smirk in disbelief at the screen, but overall it’s a good watch and worth a Redbox visit.