- 2 hr 2 min
Jobs is an American biographical drama film based on the life of Steve Jobs, the co-founder and CEO of Apple Inc. The film was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and stars Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs, Dermot Mulroney as Mike Markkula, and Josh Gad as Steve Wozniak. The movie is an inspirational and insightful story that takes the audience through the life and times of a tech genius and cultural icon.
The movie starts in 1974 when Steve Jobs was in college and follows his journey through the early days of Apple Computer to his eventual rise to fame as a tech visionary, leading to the most valuable company in history. The movie offers a glimpse into the life of a man whose revolutionary vision and creativity transformed the world of technology forever.
At the beginning of the movie, Steve Jobs is a college dropout who is struggling to find his place in the world. He is depicted as a hippie who is fascinated by technology and sees a world beyond the current technology of that time. Jobs is ambitious, driven, and brilliant, but he doesn't play well with others. This proves to be a challenge for him as he tries to start his own business with a friend, Steve Wozniak, who is also a genius in his own right.
As Jobs and Wozniak work on their first prototype, which would later become the Apple I, they face many challenges. They need funding, a manufacturing plant, and support to make their dream a reality. This is where the character of Mike Markkula comes in, a businessman who sees the potential of the personal computer and decides to invest in Apple.
With the help of Markkula, Apple becomes a successful business, and Jobs becomes a millionaire. However, his strong personality and uncompromising approach cause conflicts with his team, and he is eventually ousted from the company he helped create. Jobs takes this as a failure and goes into a period of depression and self-doubt.
The next phase of Jobs' life is marked by his founding of the company NeXT Computer, which aims to create a new kind of computer. NeXT turns out to be a financial failure, but it results in the creation of the World Wide Web and the eventual return of Jobs to Apple.
The movie ends with Jobs' return to Apple as CEO in 1997, leading to the creation of products like the iPod and the iPhone, which would revolutionize the world of technology and make Apple the most valuable company in history.
The performances of the lead actors are captivating, with Ashton Kutcher successfully capturing Jobs' mannerisms and quirks. Josh Gad delivers an excellent performance as Steve Wozniak, who plays the more laid-back, easy-going counterpart to Jobs' often abrasive personality. Dermot Mulroney's portrayal of businessman Mike Markkula adds depth to the dynamic between Jobs and his investors.
The movie's cinematography and soundtrack perfectly complement the narrative, and the period setting is effectively recreated. The film's pace is well-balanced, with the plot flowing smoothly through Jobs' early years, his rise to fame, and eventual downfall.
Overall, Jobs is a must-watch for fans of Steve Jobs and Apple, as well as anyone who loves a good biographical drama. The movie offers an inside look at the life and times of a tech icon whose legacy continues to inspire innovation and creativity even today.
Jobs is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 2 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.0 and a MetaScore of 44.