|Steve Jobs (2015)|
|Rating: 7.6/10 (24,919 votes)
Director: Danny Boyle
Writer: Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Walter Isaacson (book)
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels
Runtime: 122 min
Genre: Biography, Drama
Released: 23 Oct 2015
|Plot: Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution, to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.|
In 1984, the Apple Macintosh’s voice demo fails less than an hour before its unveiling. Apple co-founder Steve Jobs demands engineer Andy Hertzfeld fix it, threatening to publicly humiliate him in the presentation. Hertzfeld finally suggests faking the demo using the prototype Macintosh 512K computer.
Jobs rants to marketing executive Joanna Hoffman about a Time magazine article exposing his paternity dispute with ex-girlfriend Chrisann Brennan; he denies he is the father of Brennan’s five-year-old daughter, Lisa. Brennan arrives with Lisa to confront him; she is bitter over his denials and his refusal to support her despite his wealth. Jobs bonds with Lisa over her MacPaint art and agrees to provide more money and a house.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak asks Jobs to acknowledge the Apple II team in his presentation, but Jobs feels that mentioning the ageing computer is unwise. Jobs and Apple CEO John Sculley discuss Jobs’s life as an adopted child, and Jobs admits that his need for control stems from his feelings of powerlessness in being given up.