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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.

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writers:

Aaron Sorkin (screenplay), Walter Isaacson (book)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 109 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Fassbender ... Steve Jobs
Kate Winslet ... Joanna Hoffman
Seth Rogen ... Steve Wozniak
Jeff Daniels ... John Sculley
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Andy Hertzfeld
Katherine Waterston ... Chrisann Brennan
Perla Haney-Jardine ... Lisa Brennan (19)
Ripley Sobo ... Lisa Brennan (9)
Makenzie Moss ... Lisa Brennan (5)
Sarah Snook ... Andrea Cunningham
John Ortiz ... Joel Pforzheimer
Adam Shapiro ... Avie Tevanian
John Steen ... Mike Markkula
Stan Roth ... George Coates
Mihran Slougian ... Jandali (as Mihran Shlougian)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Can a great man be a good man?

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language. | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jobs See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$521,522, 11 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$17,766,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$35,579,007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was a consultant for the film. See more »

Goofs

Joanna says that the first performance of "The Rite of Spring" was a failure and that few recordings of the ballet were sold. "The Rite of Spring" was performed in Paris for the first time in 1913, but the first recording was issued only in 1929. See more »

Quotes

Andy Hertzfeld: We're not a pit crew at Daytona. This can't be fixed in seconds.
Steve Jobs: You didn't have seconds, you had three weeks. The universe was created in a third of that time.
Andy Hertzfeld: Well, someday you'll have to tell us how you did it.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Features The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Working
Written by Daniel Pemberton
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Painful. Misdirected. Off-track and dark version of a visionary story.
22 February 2016 | by ChetXBuckSee 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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