Jobs (2013)

A review - by Shlomoh Sherman
August 28, 2013

Jobs (2013)
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Writer: Matt Whiteley
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad
Plot Keywords: entrepreneur - computer - business executive - one word title - technology -
Taglines: Some see what's possible, others change what's possible.
Genres: Biography - Drama
Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)
Rated PG-13 for some drug content and brief strong language
Parents Guide: View content advisory
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: August 16, 2013 (USA)
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office
Budget: $8,500,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend: $6,713,900 (USA) (16 August 2013)
Gross: $12,009,301 (USA) (23 August 2013)
Company Credits
Production Co: Open Road Films (II), Five Star Institute, IF Entertainment
Runtime: 128 min
Soundtracks: Scarborough Aire - Performed by Dylan McDonald/Cassidy Cooper - Written by Mason Cooper, Jerry Deaton, Cassidy Cooper, Dylan McDonald
Technical Specs
Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
Plot Summary: The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.


I never really knew too much about Steve Jobs until recently; in fact, just about when he died. I did see a TV movie about him and Bill Gates, PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY in which, if I remember correctly, both he and Gates were simultaneously working on creating a viable home computer.

The story of Steve Jobs rise to economic and technological prominence may be known to many but the main features of his life I discovered from this film. I think I did know that Jobs was abandoned by his birth parents and was adopted by the Jobs family. I also knew that he was a no nonsense man who put himself and his work before other people to the extent that he thought nothing about stepping on people so that he could rise. i didn't know that he had fathered a child, denied the paternity, and abandoned the mother of his child. It's said that actions create reactions, and apparently Jobs made many enimies who got back at him at the first opportunity; he even was removed as CEO from the very company he created and tolied over, Apple, Inc.

Ultimately Jobs, along with Bill Gates, became a very wealthy and powerfull man who, in the end, tried to undo some of the damage he had caused many people. Steve Jobs died from cancer a few years ago and the film ends with his family and friends comforting him before his death.

I have followed the career of Ashton Kutcher since his appearence in BUTTERFLY EFFECT and he is one of my favorite actors. Kutcher is not just "another pretty face." He is intelligent, sophisticated and in his own way, a technological nerd/geek just as Jobs was, and a good chooice for the role.

If computers, technology, science, business, and money are your thing, you will enjoy the film as I did.

Incidently, the movie received some negative reviews as can be seen from some of the quotes below.

Did You Know?
Trivia: Almost all of the scenes involving Jobs' parents' house and garage were filmed in the actual Los Altos, California house and garage where Steve Jobs grew up in the 1970s.

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak meet in the conference room the night before the IPO. When Wozniak gets up to leave the room, the notepad is on the table to Wozniak's right, with another piece of paper next to it. In the next shot, only the notepad is there.

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.187 (2013)

August 16, 2013 | by oalhinnawi (United States)
"If you want a good movie about Steve jobs watch PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY."

Message Boards - Recent Posts:
"Worst casting of the year?"    -                amontana80-1
"Maybe Gary Coleman could've played Malcolm X'" - ethergnat
"Tons of people on this board are so judgmental" -    inemaddict87
"I enjoyed the movie." -                               leebrown_1
"Why All The Hate? -                               delorean01

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Cast overview, first billed only:

Ashton Kutcher ... Steve Jobs
Dermot Mulroney ... Mike Markkula
Josh Gad       ... Steve Wozniak
Lukas Haas       ... Daniel Kottke
Matthew Modine ... John Sculley
J.K. Simmons ... Arthur Rock
Lesley Ann Warren ... Clara Jobs
Ron Eldard       ... Rod Holt
Ahna O'Reilly ... Chris-Ann Brennan
Victor Rasuk ... Bill Fernandez
John Getz       ... Paul Jobs
Kevin Dunn       ... Gil Amelio
James Woods       ... Jack Dudman
Nelson Franklin ... Bill Atkinson
Eddie Hassell ... Chris Espinosa

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