First clip of Jobs and Woz from biopic jOBS

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I don’t know man. Looking the part and acting the part are two very different things and if this first clip from the upcoming jOBS is any indication, it looks like Ashton Kutcher might be a bust.

I wasn’t convinced that Kutcher had it in him to play the charismatic Jobs and this doesn’t help matters any. All I see is Kutcher, not an actor melting into a role. That said, the clip is very short and who knows, maybe Kutcher can pull it off.

The Joshua Michael Stern directed jOBS, a director best known for the mediocre political comedy Swing Vote, also stars Dermot Mulroney, James Woods, Amanda Crew and Josh Gad as the brainy Steve Wozniak. Wonder if the real Woz will have a cameo.

We’ll find out just how well Kutcher fares tomorrow, when the movie premieres at Sundance before it’s theatrical release on April 19th.





11 comments

  1. The headline picture looks like a bad Saturday Night Live sketch.

  2. David Bushle

    If this film comes close to the made for TV movie “Pirates of the Silicon Valley” with Noah Wyle as Jobs, I’ll be happy.

    • Marina Antunes

      Agreed. That’s a pretty great interpretation of the events. And Wyle was pretty good.

  3. As a tech geek, I’m mildly worried this film will try to rewrite history and take Bill Gates out of the equation.

    • Marina Antunes

      Good point. Maybe it won’t go there at all with the exception of mentioning Gates and/or Microsoft in passing. Strange though because it seems impossible to tell either the Apple or Microsoft stories without talking about the other company.

      • Mixed reviews are coming in and it sounds like Bill Gates isn’t even in the movie. That there is a phone call that Steve Jobs makes to Bill Gates, all seen from the Steve Jobs side that according to the review feels very over the top and fake for anyone who has heard or read anything about their relationship.

        Quite a few from the tech press are slamming the movie, which gets me wondering if it is one of these movies that is far away enough from the truth that anyone who knows enough about Steve Jobs and various events in his life might be put off by the way this film comes across. Some of the more negative reviews point out to parts of the movie that feel like an Apple commercial.

        • Even though it was a made-for-TV movie, PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY might be more worth watching.

          • Yeah, I’ve seen Pirates of Silicon Valley about half a year ago and while not a perfect movie, I really enjoyed it. If reviews are correct, it might stand above this movie easily.

  4. Marina Antunes

    Woz slams clip:

    http://gizmodo.com/5978777

    Guess that answers my musing on whether he has a cameo.

  5. Oh Christ… that clip was dreadful.

  6. The clip and its inaccuracies are discussed on the latest episode of the This Week in Tech podcast. Host Leo Laporte even went on record to say that he plans to boycott the film.

    You can check out the episode at http://twit.tv/show/this-week-in-tech/390

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