Funny or Die Releasing 'Very Silly' Steve Jobs Movie Starring Justin Long on April 15

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    Will Ferrell's Funny or Die website has made a 60-75 minute movie very loosely based on the life of Steve Jobs, reports The New York Times. The film is by far the longest project for the website, which is famous for its short video clips.

    Justin Long will portray Jobs, an interesting casting choice given his role as 'Mac' in the Mac vs. PC ad campaign that Apple ran for a number of years.
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    The script for 'iSteve' was written in three days and the movie was filmed in five. The writer and director joked to The Times that "we might not be the best, but we will be the first."

    There are two other movies about Steve's life -- perhaps more faithful to the source material -- coming out soon. 'Jobs', starring Ashton Kutcher, and another film based on Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs that is being written by Aaron Sorkin.

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    I hope they cast John Hodgman as Steve Wozniak!
     
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    I'm not one of those "OMG I LUV STEVEJOBS!" types, but making a movie to "make fun of" a man who died two years ago is really, really insensitive. Not to mention the fact that the joke is that they didn't even research his life before making the "biopic."

    I hope it's in good taste.
     
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    This is where the internet excels. Getting a subject treatment before the "big guys" can make distribution happen. Ironically I am looking forward to the satirical/fast version more, probably because I have low expectations that will be hard to violate.

    BTW I wish Peace would stop agreeing with me!

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    Would be awesome if John Hodgman is cast as Bill Gates! I could die laughing... :p
     
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    Nice Justin Long. Bite the hand that fed you. Hardly anyone knew or cared who the Eff you were until Apple put your face on commercials and made you famous. :rolleyes:
     
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    i just want something that is believable and true to jobs' life
     
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    It should be good. Justin Long has already been in several funny movies.

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    Well, I will say, the poster image is funny!

    (And don't forget to add Pirates of Silicon Valley to the list.)
     
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    No-one ever became a megastar because of an Apple ad, and until you actually see the movie, reserve judgment.
     
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    Will Ferrell is always a guarantee for a crappy movie
     
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    Long looks like he's from the planet of the apes
     
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    Sorry - SOME people might recognize Long from those commercials - but I'd hardly say those commercials made him "famous"

    And he's an actor. And it sounds like it might have been a fun gig to be involved with. He's no longer (and hasn't been for sometime) Apple's advertising employee.

    Relax.
     
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    But iSteve has a great shot at being 2nd best:

    1. The Sorkin film
    2. iSteve
    3. The Kutcher film
     
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    I think it's actually making fun of the other movies. Conceptually. But we'll see.
     
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    Now THIS is a Steve Jobs movie that I am actually interested to watch!

    The others seem like mere retellings of familiar stories, with nothing new or interesting or insightful about them.

    I have high hopes for this one.
     
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    Ashton Kutcher and Aaron Sorkin should SUE!!!
     
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    Right now I think that this is going to be a pretty good film, because I always have been a fan of movies that aren't completely professionally done, because they make the best of what they have. I just hope that they don't make fun of his death or anything insensitive like that.
     

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