In Time- Movie Thoughts/Review
Tonight I watched the movie In Time starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. I hadnít known what the movie was about until watching it and what an interesting concept it is. Time as currency. When you hit your 25th birthday your clock starts, literally, you have a year. (As shown by a neon green digital clock on your forearm)You have to earn more time, the rich have more and the poor have less and in the latter cases; often run out of time.
Principally, it is much like money as we know it except that, itís time. Time is money. Time needs to be protected like money and is what determines how you live your life; the people will less time seem to value it more.
This really got me thinking about the comparison of time in this movie to money in our real lives. I first thought it was essentially the same but then I questioned that theory, is it? I think the people with less money may appreciate it more in many cases than those who have an abundance but those with just enough to not have to worry about their survival may not, in my opinion.
I know first hand there are many people who can live quite comfortably but donít see it as an accomplishment or gain any relief from it but instead only dwell on wanting more and feeling like they donít have enough only to succumb to a life not really lived but by no means will it end their lives. Running out of time however, would. They canít buy more time as again, time is money. They have to think ahead and prepare and appreciate the time they have. We, using money to survive have the option of using time to make more money.
This movie really got my thoughts whirling like a merry-go-round. Not everyone will see it the same way or think about it this much but I do believe that it could shake a few trees and remind a few people to appreciate and enjoy more of what they have.
I also believe as Iíve said before that the people with excess should be more generous with it. (which is a big part of the movieís plot)Yes, it is easy for me to say that while Iím sitting here on my last hours, at least if time is currency. If I ever do have in my possession an abundance I will practice what I preach. Youíll see.
Regardless of my views on social economic status this is a really good movie and I do recommend it.
Have you already seen it? What did you think of the concept and movie itself?