Jobs [DVD] [2013]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 17)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • The Legacy of Steve Jobs
    • Feature Commentary with Director Joshua Michael Stern

    Synopsis


    Jobs
    Swing Vote's Joshua Michael Stern takes the helm for this biopic starring Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, and tracing the Apple co-founder's career from his early years in that Palo Alto garage to his rise as one of the computing industry's most admired innovators. By focusing on the key moments that drove Jobs' success and the conversations that made him such a controversial figure among critics, Stern and screenwriter Matt Whiteley present an intimate portrait of a driven, deeply complex man who dedicated his life to revolutionizing the way we use computers. Josh Gad, Matthew Modine, Lukas Haas, and Dermot Mulroney co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ashton Kutcher
      Ashton Kutcher - Steve Jobs
    • Dermot Mulroney
      Dermot Mulroney - Mike Markkula
    • Josh Gad
      Josh Gad - Steve Wozniak
    • Lukas Haas
      Lukas Haas - Daniel Kottke
    • Matthew Modine
      Matthew Modine - John Sculley



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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Ashton Kutcher Played Steve Jobs to a Tee

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      UJ640AM
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      (NOTE: This item was a gift, and the following review comes from comments made by the gift recipient.) The film provides an accurate portrayal of how Steve Jobs started Apple Computers. What I especially liked is that the film does not sugar coat how Steve Jobs was as an entrepreneur and innovator. He was obviously a very successful entrepreneur however he largely neglected his obligations as a human being, mainly his daughter. He refused to recognize her existence until later in life when she was in college. Ashton Kutcher does a great job portraying Steve Jobs all the way down to his walk. The opening scene, which depicts Steve Jobs introducing the iPod at one of his infamous Apple Town Hall Meetings is priceless. You really believe it is Steve Jobs up there--that's how effective Ashton Kutcher is in portraying the Apple founder. The film does not not touch on at all Steve Jobs pancreatic cancer diagnosis that led to his early death. I felt this was a great oversight since it would have perhaps allowed viewers to see the emotional side to a man who was so driven like a machine. Instead it ends with him quoting something like "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." I felt a little cheated by this ending since again we did not get to really see Steve Jobs, the man, the person as he battled his disease. However, there is one brief moment where the viewer gets a glimpse into Steve Jobs, the person (his vulnerabilities) when he is ousted as the Apple CEO and returns to his parents garage where the whole concept of Apple began. He breaks down and is consoled by his father. Ashton Kutcher played the Steve Jobs character to a tee. He is not taken as a serious actor by Hollywood which is a shame since he nailed this performance. The Special Features are ok. It includes a featurette on the "Legacy of Steve Jobs." There is also a commentary but I find these to be annoying and distracting to the viewer. I wish there could have been more raw footage and say an image gallery from the early conceptualization days of Apple in Steve Jobs' parents garage. The movie does portray the time periods well. You feel as if you are really back in the 1970s when Steve was a student at Reed College. The musical tracks also help to transform the viewer back to an earlier decade. Plot is good but seemed a bit rushed. Before you know it Apple Computers is founded. Perhaps not enough lead up to this although the film does seem to cover the "A-ha" moments that led to Apple's development as well as how Steve marketed the computer to a world of skeptics.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Jobs

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      BeeGeezee
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      Jobs left me a little more lost then before watching it I'm not sure how much of it is close to true but it was definitely worth a watch for me since I have the social network which is based on facebook (another film in which one won't truly know just how factual the story portrayed is, my grading is just based on the uncertainty behind the facts/story that this film illustrated not from my shopping experience with best buy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      A decent portrayal

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      Slickkeng
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      Not a bad movie in terms of being a biopic. It does not have the tension and build up to show apples rise to prominence. It does have a good performance by Ashton Kutcher (one of his best performances) and you get a sense of the man behind the success but it somehow feels incomplete.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Pretty Good

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      woodyland
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      The movie was pretty good. I was hoping it would be better. Seemed kinda short and glossed over a lot of stuff. Maybe I'm old school, but I liked Pirates of Silicon Valley better. May have to dust that off and watch it now. Still it is worth watching. Kutcher does a good job with Jobs.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must for computer geeks!

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      PSMan

      The best story about Apple, computers, and how not to give in to your beliefs. While most people are happy to conform others think outside the box and change the world, and this in one visionary that did just that

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Pysi
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      I enjoyed this movie. Watched it right after reading Steve Jobs' biography. The movie wasn't perfect, but I felt Ashton portrayed Jobs exactly how I felt he was written in the biography.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fine movie about his life

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      Frank785
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      I am glad a movie was made from the book. I think they could have found some different actors/actresses to play some of the parts of the characters.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly good

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      Samsunglady
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      Very good movie. I'm not a fan of Ashton but he was great in this role. Definitely worth watching! Especially if you're an apple snob!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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