Biopic has always tasted popularity in Hollywood movies and several film-makers are attempting movies based on real life personalities. The last one I saw was ‘The Social Network’ based on the life of the man behind the Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. But only handful of films sprint that extra mile beyond providing meager entertainment to its spectators. Jobs is one of such cinematic experience.
Jobs chronicles the life of American techy Steve Jobs, founder of the Apple which stands as most valuable company in the world. It only takes one person to start a revolution. The extraordinary story of Steve Jobs, the original innovator and ground-breaking entrepreneur who let nothing stand in the way of greatness. This film tells the epic and turbulent story of Jobs as he blazed a trail that changed technology – and the world – forever.
The opening reels of the movie show Ashton Kutcher addressing the audience in a press conference where he introduces the world with the iPod. He goes further to explain the device as “what it represents is as important as what it is. It is a tool for the heart and when you can touch someone’s heart – that’s limitless. It’s a thousand songs in your pocket”. He further explains people that music is something which touches our heart and yet there is no market leader for the music gadgets. Well, these inspirational dialogues delivered early in the movie are enough to get one hooked in their seats. But the movie has a lot more to tell than just delivering the inspirational quotes. The film then takes you back in time when Jobs was still in his college days. Eventually one thing leads to another and he had to quit his education.
The supremely talented director Joshua Michael Stern and the proficient actor Ashton Kutcher amass the varied occurrences from the life of Jobs, although the focus is clearly on the documentation of Steve Jobs illustrious career, his uphill struggle, impediments, apprehensions and eventual triumph. There’s no deny that the director of this biopic has an ear for superior inspirational quotes imbedded with acute precision as a jeweler does to pearls in a thread.
On the whole, JOBS is sure a winner all the way. It is a movie which has won accolades, admiration, respect and esteem, besides emerging as champ.
Giving it a standing ovation!