Steve Jobs (2015)

Here I write this blog on a PC not a MacBook. I use Microsoft Word to write reports and not on Apple Pages. How frequently will Steve Jobs haunt my dreams because of this sin of mine?  I hope he doesn’t visit at all with his Apple bible.

In the film Steve Jobs is played by Michael Fassbender and does so well thanks to a tight script by Aaron Sorkin. Steve Jobs is presented as so focused, single minded to the point that if something or someone stands in his way then he will possess a  flustered drive to remove the obstacle from his sight.

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Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak

The film focuses on Jobs at three key Apple product lunches and the dealings with sour business relationships with Steve Wozniak( Seth Rogen) and John Sculley(Jeff Daniels). Both are wanting different things from the titular character yet Jobs is dismissive of anyone aside from himself or his product. There is a mother and daughter who are asking for yep, you guessed it money however time is crucial and anyone is a petty nuisance to the Apple creator at these points in time.

kate-winsletThe only person in the entire film that can stand up to Jobs and talk sense is Joanna Hoffman (Kate Winslet), a marketing executive for Apple and NeXT. Winslet portrays Hoffman convincingly and confidently that we understand why she was the only one Jobs heard when he played tone deaf. The film is compulsive viewing because you wait in anticipation on just how Jobs will break the next person in the room. Personal catastrophes are created with his manic behaviour and genius. 

The film depicts Jobs not as a great genius but as a struggling genius who can not understand there is a missing piece of puzzle to his own life. 

CAST:

Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs

Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak

Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman

Jeff Daniels as John Sculley

RATING: 3.5/5

 

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