Monday, June 24, 2013

Trailer: Jobs

When Joshua Michael Stern’s biopic of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs premiered at Sundance earlier this year it received middling reviews. The Hollywood Reporter said it played "like a two-hour commercial covering the first 20 tumultuous years of Apple’s development"; The Guardian called it "overly reverential and saccharine". Many praised Ashton Kutcher's performance as Jobs though, and as you can see from the trailer, the actor -- who's mostly done ephemeral rom-com/dumb-com roles thus far -- is acting with a capital A. Let's scrutinise the evidence, lest one isn't convinced of his dramatic abilities:
The Self-Questioning Mirror Stare
The Rage Drive
The Scream to the Skies ("Give me an OSCARRR")
The Triumphant Arms Outstretched (in a Field)
Bad Wig Alert: Dermot Mulroney and J.K. Simmons.

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