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Jobs

Two movies seem to be wrestling for control of this biopic about Apple Computer founder Steve Jobs. One is a poor man's Social Network that depicts Jobs as a brilliant, antisocial jerk; the other is an embarrassing piece of hagiography that treats Jobs like a messiah, placing him in the middle of "triumphant" images reminiscent of Soviet-era movies about Stalin. Ashton Kutcher delivers an interesting performance in the first movie, playing on his limitations as an actor to bring a pathetic dimension to Jobs's self-aggrandizing persona. The less said about the second movie, the better. With Dermot Mulroney, Josh Gad, J.K. Simmons, Lukas Haas, and Matthew Modine; Joshua Michael Stern (Swing Vote) directed a script by Matt Whiteley.

Credits

Director:

  • Joshua Michael Stern

Cast:

  • Ashton Kutcher
  • Dermot Mulroney
  • Josh Gad
  • Lukas Haas
  • J.K. Simmons
  • Lesley Warren
  • Ron Eldard
  • Ahna O'Reilly
  • Victor Rasuk
  • John Getz
  • Kevin Dunn
  • James Woods
  • Matthew Modine
  • Amanda Crew
  • David Denman

Producers:

  • Mark Hulme
  • Joshua Michael Stern
  • Florian Dargel
  • John Harrison
  • Jacob Pechenik
  • Gerd Schepers
  • Ronald Bulard
  • Brad Reves
  • Marcos Rodriguez
  • David Traub
  • Bill Johnson
  • Jim Seibel

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