JOBS is not a movie about the unemployed, it is a movie about Jobs the guy. Steve Jobs. He who created that big company that takes all your money. Because of his amazingness, he helped Apple become big time electronics guys and also helped launch Pixar, which he really deserved all kinds of medals for. Sadly, he died in 2011, but a new movie is here to tell his story. Starring Ashton Kutcher. Yep, the guy from DUDE, WHERE’S MY CAR?
John Debney’s JOBS is a lot like Jerry Goldsmith’s RUDY. I mean, it’s not as good, but it’s mega-optimistic and ultra-hopeful, to the point where you could see it being the soundtrack for a ton of inspirational sales movies and commercials had RUDY not existed. Debney is actually a really good choice for this movie, as his style befits the changing moods of the film.
It goes through different styles as it moves through periods (at least as far as I could tell), with some pop-rock sounds which must be the sixties or seventies, some nice acoustic sections, and electronics, all tied together by the overall arching traditional orchestral style. It’s all very nice, and very inspirational, but because of this it can get a bit bland at times. Luckily, this is mixed up by the different styles, which makes it a satisfying listen, if sometimes a tad cheesy.
JOBS is out now from La-La Land Records
Words: Charlie Brigden