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.
Director: Joshua Michael Stern
Producer: Mark Hulme, Joshua Michael Stern, Florian Dargel, John Harrison, Jacob Pechenik, Gerd Schepers, Ronald Bulard, Brad Reves, Marcos Rodriguez, David Traub, Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel
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 and David Denman