August 16th 2013
  • Drama,
  • PG-13,
  • 122 min,
  • Open Road Films
  • Cast: Ashton Kutcher, Dermot Mulroney, Amanda Crew, James Woods, Ahna O'Reilly, Lukas Haas, Matthew Modine, J.K. Simmons, Ron Eldard, Lesley Ann Warren, Josh Gad, Elden Henson, David Denman, Eddie Hassell, Kevin Dunn, Brad William Henke, Nelson Franklin , Ava Acres, Victor Rasuk, Annika Bertea, Hollie Winnard, Brett Gelman, John Getz, Mark Kassen, Giles Matthey, Lenny Jacobson, Evan Helmuth, Clint Jung, Aaron Kuban, Ness Bautista, Abigail McConnell, Dennis Nicomede, Zachary Tupaz, Clayton Rohner
  • Director: Joshua Michael Stern
  • Writer: Matthew Whitely
  • Producer: Mark Hulme
  • Co Producer: Gil Cates Jr.
  • Executive Producers: Arthur Benjamin, Ronald Bulard, Michael Cain, Douglas Hansen, Mark Hulme, Bill Johnson, Melina McKinnon, Jacob Pechenik, Marcos Rodriguez, Jim Seibel, James D. Stern, David C. Traub
  • Art Direction: Bruce Robert Hill
  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Costume Design: Lisa Jensen
  • D.O.P.: Russell Carpenter
  • Editor: Robert Komatsu
  • Makeup: Louis Lazzara
  • Music: John Debney
  • Production Design: Freddy Waff
  • Set Decoration: Linda Lee Sutton


"jOBS" details the major moments and defining characters that influenced Steve Jobs on a daily basis from 1971 through 2001. "JOBS" plunges into the depths of his character, creating an intense dialogue-driven story that is as much a sweeping epic as it is an immensely personal portrait of Steve Jobs' life.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Some drug content and brief strong language
  • Production Budget: $8.5 million
  • Production Companies: Open Road Films, Five Star Feature Films, IF Entertainment, Venture Forth, Silver Reel, Devoted Consultants, Endgame Entertainment
  • Production Schedule: 4 June 2012 - July 2012

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2013 Guide Analysis: "Not to be confused with the "official" Steve Jobs film in development at Sony that Aaron Sorkin is penning the script for, this independently-produced feature is a more straightforward biopic about the late Jobs' journey from Northern California hippie to co-founder of one of the largest and most recognisable corporations in history.

Joshua Michael Stern ("Swing Vote") directed the project which 34-year-old Ashton Kutcher shot during the break between seasons on "Two and a Half Men." According to the producers, the film primarily focuses on the early years of Apple, its founding and the up and down years from 1971 to 2000. It isn't based on one particular book or resource though, as the public nature of the company gave them a huge variety of source material. They also had full access to people who knew Jobs personally.

Just this week, Open Road Films and Five Star Feature Films teamed to acquire the movie which will premiere at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival ahead of an April theatrical release. Due to the limited budget, the film is being billed as an "intense dialogue-driven story" and "an immensely personal portrait." While all the focus is on Kutcher as Jobs, he's aided by a great supporting casting here including those above, plus J.K. Simmons, Lukas Haas, Lesley Ann Warren, Ron Eldard, Kevin Dunn, David Denman and Amanda Crew."

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 15 August 2013: Singapore
  • 21 August 2013: France
  • 22 August 2013: Argentina, Portugal
  • 29 August 2013: Australia, Israel, South Korea
  • 30 August 2013: Poland
  • 4 September 2013: Belgium
  • 5 September 2013: Netherlands
  • 6 September 2013: Taiwan
  • 13 September 2013: Estonia
  • 19 September 2013: Greece, Hong Kong
  • 20 September 2013: Finland, Lithuania
  • 3 October 2013: Italy
  • 4 October 2013: Latvia
  • 10 October 2013: Denmark
  • 1 November 2013: Brazil
  • 8 November 2013: Sweden