Woz on ‘Jobs’: No, just no

A difficult reviewer.

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It must be strange watching someone else playing you in a movie.

Especially if they’re playing the you that you were many years ago. Who can honestly say they have an accurate memory of the way they were? Time rewrites every line, so Barbra Streisand tells me.

One can sympathize, therefore, with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak having to watch a younger actor play a younger him in the new movie “Jobs.”

One can also admire that he has been very open in his reaction.

In comments posted to Gizmodo, Woz expressed something between bewilderment and dismay at what he saw.

His statements might, to some, almost seem self-contradictory.

On the one hand: “I suspect a lot of what was wrong with the film came from Ashton’s own image of Jobs.”

And on the other: “I thought the acting throughout was good.”

Perhaps one should take that as a suggestion that Kutcher played his role well, but that the person he was playing wasn’t Steve Jobs.

Woz also took the time to rebut Kutcher’s criticism that Woz hadn’t been prepared to advise on the movie because of money. Kutcher implied that Woz was connected with … [Read more]

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