In Time (2011)


Now, formerly known as I’m.mortal, is a sci fi film about a dystopian future where the aging gene has been switched off, but only rich people can live forever.

If you consider a world in which aging has stopped, there would naturally be one big problem, which is overpopulation, to fix this problem, time becomes a commodity, and only the rich are able to afford to live forever. This will make quite a few poor folks angry, and they would have to fight everyday to try to continue living. The story follows a young man who comes into possession of a ton of time credits, and the police believe that he murdered a rich man to get them. The man goes on the run with a beautiful hostage, who I think is a prostitute, but I’m not entirely sure.

Oh, and his mom is Olivia Wilde.

The Scoop

Andrew Niccol is the writer and director for Now, which isn’t the worst thing, since he wrote Gattaca, which I enjoyed, The Truman show, The Terminal, and Lord of War. He seems like the kinda guy who could make Now the right way. He certainly has experience creating a futuristic dystopian future on screen, and Now looks kinda good. It unfortunately stars Justin Timberlake, but to be fair I just watched The Social Network and he was really good in it, so he’ll probably do a good job, I just don’t like him.


Trailer In Time by teasertrailer

Who’s It For?

Probably PG-13.


Movie Release Date

September 30, 2011.

Who’s In It?

  Olivia Wilde … Rachel Salas
  Cillian Murphy … Timekeeper Raymond Leon
  Amanda Seyfried … Sylvia Weis
  Alex Pettyfer … Fortis
  Johnny Galecki … Borel
  Justin Timberlake … Will Salas
  Matthew Bomer … Henry Hamilton
  Yaya DaCosta … Greta
  Vincent Kartheiser … Philippe Weis
  Toby Hemingway … Timekeeper Kors
  Ethan Peck … Constantin

Related Movies

Gattaca, Highlander, Dracula

What’s Good About It?

The concept feels like classic sci fi, with contemporary political and social issues dealt with in a sci fi setting. Oh, and it has Olivia Wilde.

What’s Bad About It?

Justin Timberlake.

Our Clever Prediction

I’m having a hard time with Now. On the one hand, it looks like a cool idea, and I like the director, but the cast is very young, which isn’t bad in and of itself, but it may make the film look like a sequel to Fast and Furious. Plus, older actors can help elevate a film like Now. They add gravitas.

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  1. Bex,

    Did you watch Beastly?! Even if his part made him seem unattractive in it, I couldn’t help but love him even more

  2. Please tell me Seyfried and Wilde get naked with each other in this movie, please. Black Swan was such a letdown to the male population, maybe this movie can make it all better again.

  3. It has Matt Bomer in it. It will be good. That is my prediction.
    He is a great actor, looks good and will lend his name and reputation to promoting the film. I normally would not watch Sci-fi but would give this a chance simply for his part in it.

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