There are days when we need extra time. There are days when the clock seems to need new batteries and some oil. Time is absolute in the fixed frame of normalcy, but perception is subjective and can depend heavily on how moody you are. Especially on a slow Monday.
If only playing with time was as easy as playing around with film. One of cinema's original trick techniques was the ability to compress or expand time: slo-mo, montages, quick cuts, and other tricks all delighted the eye and mind as they benefitted and advanced the story. Who wants to watch hour after hour of someone else's cross-country drive when it can be flash-forwarded? The idea of motion is much better served by perceived speed when someone can knock fourteen hours down to ten beautiful minutes.