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Jobs (2013)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 16 August 2013 (USA)
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The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

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... Steve Jobs
... Mike Markkula
... Steve Wozniak
... Daniel Kottke
... John Sculley
... Arthur Rock
... Clara Jobs
... Rod Holt
... Chris-Ann Brennan
... Bill Fernandez
... Paul Jobs
... Gil Amelio
... Jack Dudman
... Bill Atkinson
... Chris Espinosa
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The story of Steve Jobs' ascension from college dropout into one of the most revered creative entrepreneurs of the 20th century.

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Some see what's possible, others change what's possible.

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some drug content and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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16 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,713,900, 18 August 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$16,117,443, 29 September 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was made with absolutely no involvement from Apple. See more »

Goofs

Just before Jobs takes over the Macintosh project in the early 1980s, a second-generation Chevy Cavalier sedan with heavily oxidized, peeling, and faded blue paint drives past in the parking lot. The second generation entered production in 1988, and it would presumably take somewhere around 24 years (when the film was made) for the paint to become that deteriorated. See more »

Quotes

Jonathan Ive: Steve, we're glad you're back.
Steve Jobs: I'm not back.
Steve Jobs: [as he leaves] Yet...
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Connections

Referenced in The Saturday Show: Episode #1.3 (2015) See more »

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Shine On Me
Performed by Matthew Cheadle
Written by Matthew Cheadle
Courtesy of Atrium Music
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A true mess of film making
15 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

Steve Jobs isn't a nice guy... he uses people like they are toilet paper... and he is a taker. It's a great set-up for a slammin' movie. Unfortunitely, this movie seems incomplete and without heart. More accurately, most of the scenes seem incomplete, disjointed and pointless. It all adds up to nothing.

Problem #1) You don't care for Jobs and you leave the theater not knowing Jobs. There are few emotional moments in the movie - except when you want to spit on him. Fire this person unnecessarily; deny that loyal employee well-earned benefit; use your wealth to destabilize the company... it all describes someone you are glad you don't know personally or professionally.

Problem #2) The movie is paced slower than my Aunt Minnie in a walker. I've seen paint dry faster.

Problem #3) The acting... maybe I should say the affectations. Kutcher over-emphasized Jobs odd gate and stance as if it meant something. But why distract us with an antalgic back, hyper-extension of the knees, increased lordosis and anterior propulsion? It distracted from the story and took me out of the movie every time.

Problem #4) The editing was horrible. Scenes would start and finish randomly - with no emotional content. Many scenes had no relationship to the structure of the movie - taking valuable time and adding little to nothing; disjointed would be too nice of a word.

Problem #5) The strange arc of the story-line ended before it began in earnest. The writing didn't explain how the apple II was able to sustain the many, many years of subsequent failures. Do corporations really build stockholders via "image", not performance? Metaphysically, I know that untalented a-holes who use, abuse and throw people away deserve to suffer. But we didn't see suffering. We see a fabulously wealthy person, whose emotional system was M.I.A, slide through life on the efforts of others.

There is no teaching moment in this movie. There is no emotional content. There are no memorable lines or moments. This isn't a movie; it feels more like revenge, cold and pointless.


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