Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whitely, shot by Oscar-winning cinematographer Russell Carpenter and produced by Mark Hulme, JOBS details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2000. JOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialog-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access during shooting to the historic garage in Palo Alto, that served as the birthplace to Apple Inc. JOBS stars Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine.
Having grown up during the computer revolution, I was deeply interested in seeing this film about one of it’s creative founders. Many will already know about the personality flaws that plagued Steve Jobs such as his rash temper and driven desire to succeed at any cost. This drive and unwillingness to be deterred was the cause of his early success as well as his later fall from grace and termination from Apple Computer.
Ashton Kutcher looks and acts just like Steve Jobs and turns in a good performance by showing his many nuances. The story is interesting and will keep the viewer’s attention through the film. Whatever your opinion of Steve Jobs is, this film will show you his personal struggles. Unfortunately there is far too much language and sexual content in addition to a needless drug scene that prevents us from recommending this film for a family audience.