By: John ’Doc’ Strange
Directed by: Joshua Michael Stern
Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons, Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Eldard, Ahna O’Reilly, John Getz, Kevin Dunn, with James Woods, and Matthew Modine
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for some drug content and brief strong language)
Selig Rating: FULL PRICE
Runtime: 127 Min.
In 1976, a young man needed help to make a computer game work. On the work bench at his friend’s house he saw something that made him stop and think. Over next few weeks college dropout Steve Jobs and his technical wizard friend, Steve Wozniak started an empire in the Jobs garage in Los Altos, California. That empire was Apple Computers.
The story of Steve Jobs’ rise from college dropout to multi-millionaire is the stuff of legends. This film gives us the infighting in the boardroom over the direction the company should take and resulted in Jobs being ousted for a time. We see Steve’s personal life as his fortune grows and he gets big houses and fast cars but is he happy? Good question.
To find out the answer to that question and how he re-ascended the thrown of his Apple Empire, I suggest you go see this film. Those of us in the IT and film businesses followed his story as it happened. What I saw on the screen followed pretty close to what I knew as the official story with assorted interesting facts added into the mix.
Movie Site: http://www.thejobsmovie.com/
The Selig Rating Scale:
FULL PRICE – Excellent movie, well worth the price
MATINEE – Good movie
DOLLAR – OK movie
CABLE – No need to rush. Save it for a rainy day.
FREEBIE – Good that I saw it on the big screen but wish I hadn't paid for it.
COMMERCIAL TV – Commercials and cutting to the allotted time will not hurt this one.
FORGET IT! – Bad. If you see this one, do yourself a favor and keep it to yourself.
GET YOUR TORCHES – BAD! – Burn the script, the writer, the director and maybe even the actors!