JOBS (Sundance Film Festival Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Sundance Utah USA 2013)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.0|5.0 Stars ìììì

fails in casting, storyline, and scripting. The film lacks emotional content. Ashton Kutcher (acting Steve Jobs) has a face that plays comedy well, but as a Steve Jobs character? Not a good choice. If there is a remake left, remake with a different casting department. The film attempts to tell the Steve Jobs’ story, his involvement with Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad), the initial marketing for a motherboard, and Jobs' envisioning of the Apple computer label. Jobs’ foray into Hollywood/Pixar Studios is not explored nor is his ousting from Apple Corporation well portrayed. The viewer is left, at best, with a feeling of ‘incomplete’ and no deep understanding of Jobs’ personality or moral drivers. Superficial at best, the film doesn’t deliver at its most optimum level.

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Additional Thanks

Great Work for Director Joshua Michael Stern. Thank you to Executive Producers Arthur E. Benjamin, Ronald Bulard, Michael Cain, Florian Dargel, Sheri Deterling, Douglas E. Hansen, John Harrison, Bill Johnson, Melina McKinnon, Jacob Pechenik, Marcos Rodriguez, Gerd Schepers, Jim Seibel, James D. Stern, and David Traub for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Mike Markkula (Dermot Mulroney), Daniel Kottke (Lukas Haas), John Sculley (Mattew Modine), Arthur Rock (J.K. Simmons), Clara Jobs (Lesley Ann Warren), and Rod Holt (Ron Eldard).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Even though this film fails in emotional appeal, it peaks interest.  

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