The idea behind this new feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of BioPics…
“You can make a great product. But you have to convince people that what you’re selling is greater. We’re not selling computers. We’re selling what they can do with a computer. A tool for the mind. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is limitless. ” – John Sculley
Number of Times Seen – 1 (22 Oct 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Based on the true story of how entrepreneur Steve Jobs started a little company called Apple in the mid 1970’s and how he got to where he did within less than 30 years.
My Take on it – The rocky road that Steve Jobs traveled with his company Apple has been well documented, but to actually see it play out onscreen was a real pleasure.
Ashton Kutcher does an excellent job channeling the former entrepreneur.
I really enjoyed the way that we get to see all of the major stepping stones in his rise to ‘power’.
The story is told in a way that it inspires and motivates the viewer, but despite that, it still feels like something is missing that would have elevated the story to an even higher level.
The rest of the cast besides Kutcher is also great. I loved Josh Gad as Waz and Ron Eldard, Dermot Mulroney, Matthew Modine and Lukas Haas are all enjoyable to watch.
Here’s to hoping that the just announced Jobs biopic starring Christian Bale will have that extra bit that will elevate it to a higher status.
Bottom Line – Kutcher does a great job embodying Jobs but as motivating and inspirational as this is, something seems missing that could have elevated this to being even better. Great cast. Recommended!
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Once again, unfortunately not. This is told in an inspiring way, but it wasn’t inspirational enough to make it one of my new favorites.
Rating – Globe Worthy
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