Second English report: Jobs
In this report, I will talk about a movie that I have watched recently: Jobs
Jobs is a 2013 American biographical drama film inspired by the life of Steve Jobs, from 1974 while a
student at Reed College to the introduction of the iPod in 2001. It is directed by Joshua Michael Stern,
written by Matt Whiteley, and produced by Stern and Mark Hulme. Steve Jobs is portrayed by Ashton
Kutcher, with Josh Gad as Apple Computer’s co-founder Steve Wozniak. Jobs was chosen to close the
2013 Sundance Film Festival.
It is a movie that many people recommended. The story of Steve Jobs always intrigued me by its
strangeness and its adventures. These are the main reason why I chose to watch the movie. This movie
is a biography of the world famous founder of Apple, Steve Jobs.
The first scene takes place at the Apple town hall in 2001. Steve Jobs is introducing a product that will
become a major player in the music industry, the Ipod. Then the movie shows us the early life of this
genius. During the 70’s, a period characterized by the hippie movement, Steve Jobs was a simple
student at Reed College taking drugs and smoking weed like many of his mates. He dropped out of
college and decided to create his own company with his friend, Steve Wozniack. They realized this
project in 1976. Jobs was a visionary leader, always dreamed big, while his friend was more skeptical
about being able to create a company that would change the world. In the movie we witness not only
the bright side of the genius, but also the darker sides of a maniac.
In my opinion it is a captivating movie as well as fascinating. We clearly notice that the character of this
successful person is extraordinary and unexpected. He is a lonely person that wants to control
everything. He seems ruthless, for example, in the movie he fires an employee of his company just
because they disagreed on a simple question (they didn’t share the same vision). The successful career
hides on the other side some painful moments of his life. He didn’t succeed much in his private life; he
had a daughter and rejected her for many years.
To conclude, I would say that Steve Jobs’ hard work, dedication and persistence inspires me. He kept
fighting for his beliefs even though many people didn’t believe in his project. However, I think that the
visible part of this hero also hides a darker character. He behaves like a megalomaniac/ dictator. An
important thing stands out in my mind; is it possible to be able to achieve as great success a in your
professional life as well as your personal one? I have noticed that it’s really difficult to be highly
successful in both aspects of your life, the professional and the personal one. You may have to sacrifice
one of these two aspects.