Ashton Kutcher was great, the supporting cast too, but I was disappointed with the movie. I was expecting the movie to be reflective of the original title of "Jobs: Get Inspired", but it was not inspirational at all.
I was really looking forward to this one, so maybe my expectations were too high, but it just felt like there was no storyline. The movie is nice collection of well acted vignettes. We get to see dramatized versions of some Jobs legend, but virtually no character insight. I actually would've appreciated a little more hollywood embellishment or exposition to make it an interesting tale. For example, his daughter is introduced, denied, then he works on the Apple Lisa, and later the kinder, gentler Steve is waking up a young woman named Lisa in his home. I would've loved to see some dramatic speculation as to his thoughts/motivations at rejecting his daughter, his motivation for calling the project Lisa, his later marriage and connecting with his daughter. Instead, those things just happen, but you don't know why, and if you didn't know the story/timeline going into it, you would have a hard time following it. My GF connected the Lisa dots, but didn't understand that the kinder/gentler Steve's wife was not Lisa's mother. She wondered if there was a reconciliation that occurred off screen, and wanted to know more about how that happened. The film doesn't even make it clear that Steve was adopted. Some of the folks in our group who are unfamiliar with Jobs' life, didn't get that from the film. Steve makes a wise ass reference to his birth parents in one scene, but it isn't made clear that he was adopted. People who didn't know thought he was talking about Mom and Dad Jobs.
In a nutshell, Chris Kutcher did a really nice job portraying Steve Jobs, the cinematography and sets were great, but I believe the movie was either poorly edited or poorly written. Great scenes, but there is no story thread to connect them, and the film has no message overall, inspiring or otherwise. Definitely wait and stream it on NetFlix.