The folks behind Lifetime’s original movie division may not like it, but when a critic compares a feature film to a Lifetime production it typically isn’t a compliment.
So when Showbiz 411 summoned the dreaded “Lifetime” movie comparison for the upcoming biopic Jobs it wasn’t the news the film’s producers were hoping to hear.
Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as the late tech mastermind, earned middling reviews during its time in the film festival circuit. The film is finally hitting theaters nationwide Aug. 16, but Showbiz 411 suggests audiences reduce their expectations.
If only someone connected to the movie had done some of that hard thinking. “Jobs” is like a really long Lifetime movie without any glamorous women. It’s a linear biopic about someone no one likes or is really fond of. You learn a lot about computers and almost nothing about the people who made them. There’s very little insight into the man, Steve Jobs. Instead, Kutcher imitates his walk, his hairstyles, wears his eyeglasses, and eats fruit.