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People are saying underrated 2011 movie perfectly predicts the world today
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People are saying underrated 2011 movie perfectly predicts the world today

Amanda Seyfried and Justin Timberlake star

They say time is money, and this movie takes this aphorism quite literally.

Think about it: we're paid to give up our free time to do our respective jobs, or we pay other people for their time (a hairdresser or therapist, for example).

And I'm sure we can all agree that there's a bit of a financial equality gap between those who have more time and those who don't.

With this in mind, people think a popular 2011 sci-fi movie's plot was an accurate presentation of the world today.

Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried star.
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Titled In Time, the film was written and directed by Andrew Niccol, and stars Justin Timberlake, Academy Award winner Cillian Murphy, Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde, and focuses on a future in which people stop ageing at the age of 25, after which they're engineered to live only one more year.

It's a pretty intense way to live, and Timberlake's Will Salas finds himself attempting to fight the system after getting tired of living life down to the wire.

The movie has a fairly underwhelming Rotten Tomatoes score of 37 percent on the Tomatometer and a 51 percent audience score, but looking back at the movie in the context of life today, viewers can't help but notice how well it seemed to predict the future.

After watching the movie more than a decade after its release, one person commented: "I re-watched the movie 'In Time' with Justin Timberlake and damn is it an accurate depiction of how the world works right now."

Another added: "The Movie In Time w/ Justin Timberlake is so dope. The concept that time is a currency is wildly accurate. Paying for things with time instead of money… the rich have hella time while the poor have to fight for it. Im rewatchibg [sic] it now."

A third fan wrote: "This movie is criminally underrated. In Time has really deep message to society. From economics to inequality in society, this movie represent everything perfectly."

Elsewhere on Reddit, people hailed In Time as having one of 'most fascinating premises ever'.

People think the film was 'ahead of it's time'.
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"The idea was so stupidly over the top yet logical premises ever created," they continued.

"Yes the movie itself could have been better, but the setting itself has haunted me over ten years by now."

Another person said it was 'so ahead of it’s time'.

A different person went on to write of the film: "Time is currency; this movie removed the abstraction layer we call 'money'.

"But, you get paid an hour wage, which represents your time. I think that’s why the concept resonates with people. It stops hiding the truth about how our economy works."

Topics: Justin Timberlake, Cillian Murphy, Film and TV, Reddit, Money