Steve Jobs (2015)

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Released:  Friday, October 23, 2015  
Length:  122 minutes
Studio: Universal Pictures
Genre: Drama
Rating: Steve Jobs is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.


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Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter.

Steve Jobs is directed by Academy Award® winner Danny Boyle and written by Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin, working from Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The producers are Mark Gordon, Guymon Casady of Film 360, Scott Rudin and Academy Award® winner Christian Colson.

Michael Fassbender plays Steve Jobs, the pioneering founder of Apple, with Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet starring as Joanna Hoffman, former marketing chief of Macintosh. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple, is played by Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels stars as former Apple CEO John Sculley. The film also stars Katherine Waterston as Chrisann Brennan, Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, and Michael Stuhlbarg as Andy Hertzfeld, one of the original members of the Apple Macintosh development team.

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Steve Jobs Theatrical Review

To label a film "biopic" can sometimes be a little misleading. There is always a case for artistic license to emphasis part of the production, and this may be the case of Danny Boyle's (Trainspotting, Trance) latest offering, "Steve Jobs". Written by Aaron Sorkin (Malice, The Social Network) and based (loosely) on the biography by Walter Isaacson, the movie is divided in to three distinctive acts spread across a fifteen year period (1984-1998).

Each act has a certain familiarity to it and is full of dialog. With all the action happening back stage at a major product launch, and involves the same half a dozen or so characters - Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender), Joanna Hoffman (Kate Winslet), Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen) John Sculley (Jeff Daniels), Chrisann Brennan (Katherine Waterston) Lisa Brennan-Jobs (Makenzie Moss, Ripley Sobo, Perla Haney-Jardine). Flashbacks help to tell the deeper story, but, even so, twenty minutes in and you begin to wonder what direction the film is going in.

Fortunately, the movie went in the right direction, mainly for two reasons. First, Fassbender's (Prometheus, X-Men: Days of Future Past) charismatic portrayal of Jobs has to be one of the most powerful performances by an actor this year, and quite possibly of his career. Granted, some thought he was the wrong man for the role, but how wrong they are! He may not look or sound like the man but he captures his mood perfectly. Whether he was arguing his point or mentally wrestling with his inner most thoughts, you could not fault him. As there is a lot, and I mean a lot, of dialog, having the right people alongside him was crucial; Kate Winslet (Divergent, Titanic) was never far from his shoulder as his closest confidante always trying be the voice of reason or peacemaker whatever the occasion needed. Seth Rogen's (The Interview, 22 Jump Street) Steve Wozniak added a touch of humor.

The second reason was the appointment of Danny Boyle as director. "The musicians play the instruments, I play the Orchestra", Steve Jobs said to Steve Wozniak talking about himself. That same quote could be said of Danny Boyle. His technical prowess was again at the forefront of the movie. The decision to shoot the three acts in a different format (16mm for 1984, 35mm for 1988, and digitally for 1998) emphasized the progress that Job's, himself, was making, as well as adding a certain amount of atmosphere, especially in the early third of the movie. Aaron Sorkin's well written script kept the movie flowing and gave some great quotes.

All cinema-goers ask for is to be entertained. The majority will not worry too much what is, and what isn't, fact or fiction, and with that in mind, both Boyle and Sorkin have succeeded in telling the tale of a man that sought perfection in his life, and although this movie is not perfect, it is hugely entertaining.  I rate this film a B.


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