In a future where people stop aging at 25, but are engineered to live only one more year, having the means to buy your way out of the situation is a shot at immortal youth. Here, Will Salas finds himself accused of murder and on the run with a hostage - a connection that becomes an important part of the way against the system.
Jarrod and his pregnant girlfriend Elaine travel to Los Angeles to meet his old friend and successful entrepreneur Terry, and his wife Candice. Terry gives a party in his apartment for ... See full summary »
The world is shocked by the appearance of two talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a U.S. spacecraft. They become the toast of society; but one man believes them to be a threat to the human race.
Welcome to a world where time has become the ultimate currency. You stop aging at 25, but there's a catch: you're genetically-engineered to live only one more year, unless you can buy your way out of it. The rich "earn" decades at a time (remaining at age 25), becoming essentially immortal, while the rest beg, borrow or steal enough hours to make it through the day. When a man from the wrong side of the tracks is falsely accused of murder, he is forced to go on the run with a beautiful hostage. Living minute to minute, the duo's love becomes a powerful tool in their war against the system. Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
The oldest car in the film is a 1961 Lincoln Continental, often referred to as the "suicide doors" car, the same type President John F. Kennedy was riding in when he was assassinated. See more »
When the two main characters are sitting in the stolen limo under a tree, the opening shot has them facing the sun, but while watching TV, in the back seat the sun is over Salas's right shoulder. See more »
I don't have time. I don't have time to worry about how it happened. It is what it is. We're genetically engineered to stop aging at 25. The trouble is, we live only one more year, unless we can get more time. Time is now the currency. We earn it and spend it. The rich can live forever. And the rest of us? I just want to wake up with more time on my hand than hours in the day.
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From director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War, S1m0ne) comes a sci-fi thriller that paints a stark world where time has replaced money. In the real world if you run out of money, you can still survive for a day where you work out alternative means for survival. But in this universe, you have to ration it out so carefully because if your time runs out, your heart stops beating. So your every action has an catastrophic effect on your time. So if you get your head around this concept, you will find that this world has been mirrored in exactly the same fashion as the real world, where there are Ghettos with people who are always struggling to get time and on the other hand are the rich people with eons on their hand to spend. I will not talk about the intricacies of the plot, which i will leave for the viewer to discern.(because as is the case with any good sci-fi thriller, the number of time you watch the movie, the more it unravels its mysteries). Niccol does a terrific job at throwing the viewer in the deep end of the pool, and expects them to swim as the movie progresses. The cast is top notch here with Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried, Cillian Murphy, rendering a credible performance. They are ably supported by a supporting cast of Olivia Wilde (House), Matt Bomer (white Collar), Johnny Galecki (Big Bang Theory) and others who keep adding layers to the plot. Special mention for the set design, cinematography & special effects as they paint a contrasting universe which is so real and so different and yet looks exactly like the world we live in and the way it functions. There are a few areas which might stick out as sore thumb, but in the end it will certainly leave you satisfied. This is one film which will certain make you value your time more.
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