The film opens in 2001 with a middle-aged Steve Jobs (Ashton Kutcher) introducing the iPod at an Apple Town Hall meeting. It then flashes back to Reed College in 1974. Jobs had already dropped out due to the high expense of tuition, but was still attending classes with the approval of Dean Jack Dudman (James Woods) who took him under his wing. Jobs is particularly interested in a course on calligraphy. He meets up with his friend Daniel Kottke (Lukas Haas) who is excited to see that Jobs is holding a copy of Be Here Now by Baba Ram Dass. Influenced by this book and his experiences with LSD, Jobs and Kottke spend time in India. Two years later, Jobs is back in Los Altos, California living at home with his adoptive parents Paul (John Getz) and Clara (Lesley Ann Warren). He is working for Atari and develops a partnership with his friend Steve Wozniak (Josh Gad) after he sees that Wozniak has built a personal computer (the Apple I). They name their new company Apple Computer, though ...
Ashton Kutcher was born in 1978,one year after Apple II was created. See more »
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak meet in the conference room the night before the IPO. When Wozniak gets up to leave the room, the notepad is on the table to Wozniak's right, with another piece of paper next to it. In the next shot, only the notepad is there. See more »
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Boots Of Spanish Leather
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Not bad, not great.
It was an interesting take on Steve Jobs and Apple Computers. As some of the other reviewers have stated I am sure a lot of the script has been touched up for Hollywood. Nevertheless it does give a pretty good account of the time he spent with Apple before and after his return. It also lets us see a little of his personal life. It was a pretty good movie, and I really enjoyed the acting. Ashton did a fair job as did Josh.
I don't regret watching it but don't go out of your way or plan your evening around this movie. It was okay, and if you have nothing else to watch and are curious then go for it.
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