Making an autobiographical movie may not always be a surefire recipe for success, but hell, at least they’re easy to do. Throw in some rags to riches, twist the tale ever so slightly, mix in a little hard luck and let simmer over an open redemption sub-plot for 15 minutes, and you’ve got yourself a biopic.
In fact, it’s so easy to make one of these films, that they sometimes hit a couple of cliches along the way. And in Ashton Kutcher’s Steve Jobs biopic, every single one of those cliches is hit with the force of a UFC fighter discovering an exposed face.
We follow Steve Jobs from the enthusiasm and self-discovery of his youth through his darkest days, brightest triumphs, and the ultimate power of his drive, his passions, and his undying will to change everything we thought possible. Dark, honest, and uncompromising, “Jobs” plunges into the depths of Steve Jobs’ character, uncovering his driving motivations, his gifts, his flaws, his failures, and his ultimate successes.
I’ll give Kutcher credit, he’s certainly doing an admirable job portraying, er, JOBS. But the rest of the film? I’ve seen it all a dozen times before in similar projects, except that they didn’t come with fancy font or restrictive fair use policies.
Also starring Josh Gad, Dermot Mulroney,Lukas Haas, J.K. Simmons and Matthew Modine, with Joshua Michael Stern directing, JOBS will be stealing Apples in August.
Last Updated: June 24, 2013