Steve Jobs Comes to the Theater – What to See This Weekend


This weekend, we get to see if Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs is any good. I have a slight general dread of the film because I fear, as an Apple Gadget lover and follower of all things Apple that I’m going to hate the film.

There are other things to see this weekend too, though, but I’m thinking JOBS will most certainly be the best one of the lot of new films.

New Films
JOBS — PG-13


There is no doubt that Ashton Kutcher looks like Steve Jobs. In fact, so much so, that in many of these pictures, you could be forgiven for thinking that it was a picture of Jobs himself. From what I’ve seen in the trailers, the likeness works less well for the older Steve Jobs.

I also have a lot of interest in this film simply as a lover of Apple products, and indeed, the company. I fully acknowledge and understand that Jobs had some pretty fatal flaws and it wasn’t necessary for him to be such a jerk all the time. At the same time, he’s a very iconic figure and I look forward to the opportunity to see this film about him.

I do hope this film is not bad.

Directed by Joshua Michael Stern, written by Matthew Whiteley, 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 2001. JOBS plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs’ life.

2 hr 5 min
PG-13 | Some Drug Content and Brief Strong Language
Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Genres: Drama

See or not: See

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