Bezos the Beginning – Movie Review
Director: Khoa Le
Writer: Allison Burnett, R.V. Romero (Screenplay)
Writer: Tashena Ebanks (Book)
- Armando Gutierrez (Walt Before Mickey)
- Kevin Sorbo (Let There Be Light)
- Eliana Ghen (Cobra Kai)
- Emilio Estefan Jr
- Alex Mitchell (Candy)
Plot: Bezos chronicles the true-life story of Jeff Bezos-a humble yet awkward entrepreneur on his mission to create Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce company, and turning himself into the richest man in the world.
Runtime: 1 Hour 38 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Bezos the Beginning starts as we meet successful businessman Jeff Bezos (Gutierrez). He has built a reputation as one of the youngest successes on Wall Street but doesn’t feel satisfied. Jeff comes up with the idea of using the growing internet to build a book-selling website.
He is joined by his wife MacKenzie (Mitchell) as the pair start searching for investment. This dream doesn’t seem as easy when Jeff starts meeting obstacles along the way. However, he does become one of the richest men in the world.
Verdict on Bezos the Beginning
Bezos the Beginning is a drama that explores the early days of Jeff Bezos’s world-changing business Amazon. It shows how he had a visionary idea for an online business after seeing the massive increase in internet activity.
This is a movie that wants to grab ‘The Social Network’ ability to show the birth of a massive website. However, the film ends up feeling more like a drama set around a documentary. There is no flare moment that makes it stand out. It doesn’t feel like the big moments mean much and portrays Jeff Bezos as more of a reckless figure. This is one movie that sells itself on only being the beginning, which isn’t the most interesting part of the bigger story.
Final Thoughts – Bezos the Beginning misses all the exciting parts of a much bigger story.