Steve Jobs

steve jobsEnjoyed the Danny Boyle/Aaron Sorkin biopic on Steve Jobs based on Walter Isaacson’s book starring Michael Fassbender in the title role, Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman, Seth Rogan as Woz, and Jeff Daniels as Scully. Sorkin frames part of Jobs life through the release of three unique tech products. Two which failed and one which sent Apple soaring into space where today they boast clearing 50 billion in profit last year. Jobs continues to be a controversial figure. For those who know him only by name,  he represents the dot-com boom, bust, and boom again. To anyone who reads a bit on him, he is a disturbed megalomaniac who ended up becoming in theory and in his bank account what he imagined for most of his life. Fassbender and Winslet do an excellent job in their roles. Steve Jobs the film certainly didn’t pass The Bechdel Test, but in fairness no character male or female spoke of any one other than Jobs. I am particularly impressed with Rogan’s range. He held his own amid the powerful performances of Fassbender, Winslet, and Daniels. Jeff Daniels always surprises me. His humility nearly overshadows his talent. Having stated numerous times I’m not a huge fan of the biopic genre, I have to give Steve Jobs the film credit for focusing on a specific time and aspect in Jobs life and coloring it through the lens of an absent and hostile father. 4 out of 5 for Steve Jobs the film.

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