The low income punk ass bitch Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) and his buddy (Johnny Galecki) work in a factory, then a troubled time rich dude (Matt Bomer of ‘White Collar’ and ‘Traveler’) shows up. He mutters about immortality being boring, gifts Will his century of life and times out (aka dies) on a bridge. This gets Will in a lot of trouble as a greasy evil poor dude (Alex Pettyfer of ‘Tormented’) wants his time.
Will is shook out of his resignation to this unfair dystopia when his mother times out. Will finds it incumbent to protest after first doing some hysterically badly acted mourning. Timberlake’s acting hasn’t improved since ‘Alpha Dog’. Will leaves his time zone and heads off to see how the 1% live. A timekeeper (aka cop) is after Will and his scrub turkey face. Will is stared at by rich girl Sylvia (Amanda Seyfried). Will takes umbrage at her and her Methuselah daddy (Vincent Kartheiser - ‘Angel’).
Guns are waved, time is stolen, Will takes the whiny Sylvia hostage and teaches her about wider responsibility. The timekeeper (Cillian Murphy - ‘Batman Begins’) keeps falling over vigorously. Will and Sylvia are Bonnie and Clyde as the intensifying plot illogic makes you long for this to be over. People die including the greasy evil poor dude and his offensive sexism. This was a monument to mediocrity.
“Follow the time.”
“That’ll be eight and a half weeks.”
“Fifty-nine years plus tax.”
“I’m still walking around, judging by the lack of dead bodies, I have to assume they are also.”
“How does anyone live like this?”
“For a few to be immortal, many must die.
“You can run.”