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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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Jandali (as Mihran Shlougian)
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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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$521,522 (USA) (9 October 2015)

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$17,750,583 (USA) (4 December 2015)
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Trivia

As the film is divided in 3 acts, it was shot in sequence and the actors got to rehearse for 2 weeks for act 1, then shoot for 2 weeks and then come back and rehearse for 2 weeks act 2. Kate Winslet said that by act 3, Michael Fassbender didn't even have his script at the rehearsals, as he had memorized the whole 180 pages script. See more »

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When Steve Jobs stretches forward with delight upon hearing of the iMac sales projections, the cameraman and camera are (twice) briefly visible in the lenses of his glasses. See more »

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Joanna Hoffman: You don't think you're having a bizarre overreaction to a nineteen-year-old girl allowing her mother to list her own house?
Steve Jobs: She could 'a tried...
Joanna Hoffman: She's supposed to stop her mother - that particular mother - from living...
Steve Jobs: She gave Chrisann her blessing to sell the house and she did it to spite me!
Joanna Hoffman: I don't care if she put a pipe bomb in the water heater! You're going to fix it now!
Steve Jobs: She's been acting weird for months. She's turned on me.
Joanna Hoffman: [knocks papers onto the floor] Fix it.
Steve Jobs: What the...
Joanna Hoffman: [...]
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The film's title is never shown in the opening or closing credits. See more »


Soundtracks

Don't Look Back Into the Sun
Written by Carl Barât (as Carl Barat), Pete Doherty (as Peter Doherty)
Performed by The Libertines
Courtesy of Rough Trade Records
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Limited
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Painful. Misdirected. Off-track and dark version of a visionary story.
22 February 2016 | by (Saint Louis, MO) – 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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