Friday, January 3, 2014

Movie Review: Jobs (2013)

Greetings People,
  A Movie review, a first on this blog. Though I think of writing reviews for many movies, I never end up doing it. So before I forget this one, here is my review of the movie about Steve Jobs life called Jobs.
We watched the movie at home on New Years eve.

Movie Review: Jobs(2013)
Jobs movie poster. Image from Mashable.com. 



I am not a fan or know much about Steve Jobs. After reading Connect the Dots by Rashmi Bansal, this quote by Steve Jobs was on my Facebook-About Me-Favourite Quotes:

“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” -Steve Jobs
Read the book review here

The movie is written by Matt Whiteley and directed by Joshua Michael Stern.The movie casts Ashton Kutcher who looks a lot like Steve Jobs.
One of the best part of the movie is the casting. Every actor plays his or her character perfectly. Ashton as Jobs has done a wonderful job of portraying the smile, gait, hunch while walking, pressed lips when thinking, fits of anger, pauses when speaking to magnify what he wants to express... can actually picture the real Steve Jobs alive again. Other characters like Wozniak Apple co-founder, Mike Markkula as their first investor, John Sculley as Pepsico's CEO also play their parts to perfection.


Think different, get inspired
Ashton Kutcher as Jobs. Image from Hollymania.com

Watch the Trailer here:



I like songs, dialogues, background scores, characters, emotions depicted in movies.
Some quotes I liked from the movie:


The movie starts with Steve Jobs dropping out of college and a professor trying to encourage him to finish college for which he replies-
Professor: A degree is a waste of time now?
Jobs:  Well, for some.  For some it offers validation.
To his friend he explains: I’m not dismissing the value of higher education; I’m simply saying it comes at the expense of experience.

One day Wozniak shows him a new thing he is working on called Operating System by which Jobs is impressed and encourages Wozniak to present it at a computer fair. Woznaik is not convinced so Jobs points out:

You can see what you’re working on while you’re working on it! That is Freedom!
How can somebody know what they want if they’ve never seen it?


Steve Jobs motivates his team with quotes like-

Great artists, Dillon, Picaso, they risked failure.  And if we’re going to do something great, we have got to risk everything.

You’ve got to have a problem you want to solve, a wrong you want to fix.

You can’t look at the competition and say we’re going to do it better.  You’ve got to say we’re going to do it different.

Everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you.  Embrace it [life]. Change it.  Improve it.  Make your mark upon it.

We’re going to put a dent in the universe.

You may see them as crazy.  We say they are genius because the ones who are crazy enough to think they can change the world usually do.

He was a perfectionist. He always was hell bent on getting a design,layout, minute details right and importantly-SIMPLE
We’ve got to make the small things unforgettable.


In your life you only get to do so many things and right now we’ve chosen to do this, so let’s make it great.


To Pepsico's CEO then John Sculley:
Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life?  Or do you want to change the world?  Well, then come with me.

While recording for an Ad:
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently…they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

It was an awesome movie to watch. Being a software engineer myself, could relate to most of it. 

It has spurred me to try, learn, do, create something different, something simple, something I really would like to use and would care about.

Hope to read the book too, to keep the motivation going.

Watch it, if you havent watched it still.

Other Movies discussed:

Have a great, relaxing, fun filled weekend!
Bye. Take care.

3 comments:

  1. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this review Nilima! And so many quotes in typical Nilima style. Keep up the great work

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  2. Very good review. Now I need to watch the movie
    Keep it up!

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  3. Thank you Sundari & Dattajirao Mohite for the comments.

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