Jobs (2013)A review - by Shlomoh Sherman
August 28, 2013
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.
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