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Many people build things in their garages, but few of those creations have gone on to change the world the way Steve Jobs' tinkering has done. This bio-drama traces this exceptional entrepreneur through the ups and downs of his amazing career. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: C+
Violence: B+
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: D
Run Time: 122
Theater Release: 16 Aug 2013
Video Release: 26 Nov 2013
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

There are many resources on the Internet devoted to the life of Steve Jobs and the history of Apple Inc. including All About Steve Jobs. As you read some of these sources consider what elements are left out of this movie. A few points to think about include:

- Steve’s initial visit to Xerox’s research labs where he saw the first computer mouse and “point-and-click” computer interface.

- The hours of work and effort Steve would have put into marketing, conceiving and directing his projects.

- The role he played at Apple after his return.

- His health struggles over the past decade.

If you were writing a movie about Steve Jobs (or any other real-life person) how would you decide what to include and what to ignore? How does the length of a typical movie influence these decisions? Does a movie provide any advantages over a book, which provides more for greater detail?

Do you think Aston Kutcher was the best person to cast as Steve Jobs? If someone created a movie about your life, who do you think would be the best actor or actress to play your role?

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