The wife and I went out and saw “In Time” last night. While it was a good movie, the highlight had to have been being able to go out to a movie in the first place. One of those casualties of parenthood is going to the theatre. Can’t exactly take an x Month old out to a movie; it doesn’t matter how well behaved they are.
Anyways, we went and saw “In Time”. It was a good movie. In all, I’ve gotten out of touch with new movies. I used to follow them with great excitement, but that was before becoming a daddy. So, I sat down to look through movies and after reading the description of that one, thought it sounded absolutely wonderful. Then saw the cast. Justin Timberlake? really? I know, I shouldn’t judge him for his highly successful music career. I mean, I’d have done it in a heartbeat. But it still generates that knee-jerk reaction. He’s actually a pretty good actor, though. The first thing I saw him act in was “Southland Tales”. Weird movie, worth watching twice (because you’ll miss a lot the first time through). He didn’t have much of a role there, but you could see some hint of talent in it. His lead role in “In Time” has proven to me that he is more than a pretty face and teen heart throb.
The movie itself was very good as well. The plot was well held together. The premise was great. The story line was a little scattered occasionally, but not too badly so. It was a good commentary on today’s widening wealth gap without throwing in your face that it’s a commentary on today’s events.
Cillian Murphy puts out a great performance, as usual. No surprises there.
Amanda Seyfried was very convincing in her transition from Snobby sophisticate to Bonnie of Bonnie and Clyde. Also, she’s a pleasure to watch on screen. I hope to see her on screen more often.