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Steve Jobs (2015)

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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.

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His passion and ingenuity have been the driving force behind the digital age. However his drive to revolutionize technology was sacrificial. Ultimately it affected his family life and possibly his health. In this revealing film we explore the trials and triumphs of a modern day genius, the late CEO of Apple inc. Steven Paul Jobs. Written by Anonymous

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Can a great man be a good man?

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Rated R for language. | See all certifications »

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23 October 2015 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$521,522, 11 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,750,583, 6 December 2015
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Trivia

In one scene, John Sculley (Jeff Daniels) offers Steve Jobs a bottle of Château Margaux, a premier cru Bordeaux wine. In Arachnophobia (1990) Daniels played a doctor with a case of Château Margaux, of which he was extremely protective. See more »

Goofs

When Steve stops Lisa on her way to her car, her Walkman is attached to her belt. When she turns away from Steve toward her car, the Walkman is in her hand. When he tells her he's tired of seeing her with the bulky thing and she turns around, it's back on her waistband. It moves back to her hand as they make their way back in. See more »

Quotes

Steve Jobs: What is your problem?
Joanna Hoffman: I don't know, but I'm sure it can be traced directly back to you.
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Crazy Credits

The film's title is never shown in the opening or closing credits. See more »


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The Skylab Plan
Written by Daniel Pemberton
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Painful. Misdirected. Off-track and dark version of a visionary story.
22 February 2016 | by See all my reviews

After reading countless negative reviews of this film about Steve Jobs, we were reluctant, but finally decided to watch on Apple TV after it received praise for acting. Yes, there are some great acting moments. But to what end? The writer and director have grabbed some of the most absurd and off-key moments of Steve Jobs life to create a dark and mythical character.

Why was the Mac great? Ignore that. Why was his push for design so important? Make that a negative. Why did he revolutionize the modern era? He was narrow and flawed.

This movie would have you believe the whole era of Apple was based on a few childhood fears and an obsession for working too much. At times, it felt like Steve Jobs was running for president and the writer and director ran the opposition campaign. Dark and negative without any window into to why he was great.

Good acting in a faux story that is focused on damaging a reputation of a visionary... this film was widely criticized and lost a lot of money... but it would have you believe Apple and Steve Jobs were the failure.

We liked the acting... to a degree. But the direction was terrible. It built up three key speeches and presentations that changed Steve Jobs and Apple and our lives. However, it never gave you a taste of what they really were about.

Even people who were Steve Jobs critics say this film overlooked his charm, visionary roles and personality.

Apple sold hundreds of millions of products based on his vision... but in the end, this film just wants you to know that he was not that happy, not a devoted father, and not very good at relationships. Change the title and our historical knowledge of Steve Jobs and you just have a boring story of a man who was flawed.

Steve Jobs was flawed, but this film is far more flawed than he was in every way. I hope someone makes a biography that shares the real story.


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