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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 109 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Steve Jobs
... Joanna Hoffman
... Steve Wozniak
... John Sculley
... Andy Hertzfeld
... Chrisann Brennan
... Lisa Brennan (19)
... Lisa Brennan (9)
... Lisa Brennan (5)
... Andrea Cunningham
... Joel Pforzheimer
... Avie Tevanian
... Mike Markkula
... George Coates
... 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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Can a great man be a good man?

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Biography | Drama

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Rated R for language. | See all certifications »

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23 October 2015 (USA)  »

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$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

The 1984 shareholder meeting and product launch was replicated at the original location, the Flint Center of De Anza Community College in Cupertino, California. See more »

Goofs

(around 26 and 37 minutes) Recent modeled cars can be seen driving by on streets in some scenes as opposed to the ones during the time periods of 1984 and 1988. See more »

Quotes

John Sculley: You're issuing contradictory instructions, you're insubordinate, you make people miserable.
Steve Jobs: Even if that were true, it doesn't sound that diabolical to me.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in The Saturday Show: Episode #1.3 (2015) See more »

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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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Perfectly written and everything goes from there
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I remember before 'The Social Network' came out people couldn't imagine how you could make an interesting screenplay out of the creation of Facebook. However they had underestimated Aaron Sorkin and soon after its release realised their mistake. The dialogue he writes and the pacing of his storytelling is second only to Christopher and Jonathan Nolan in my opinion. 'Steve Jobs' is another fine example of his talents. He tells the story in a unique way, dividing the story into three parts, and it works. Simple as that. Danny Boyle's direction is also excellent it has to be said but most of that stems from the great script he had to work with.

Michael Fassbender has been nominated for Best Actor in a Lead role at the Academy awards. He is indeed excellent. His performance is snappy and on point delivering the wonderfully written dialogue in convincing fashion. Sadly for him this is DiCaprio's year and no one is taking that award away from him. Kate WInslet has also been nominated for Best Supporting Actress. I didn't think she was overly impressive. She did her thing well enough but I was never blown away and there was no one scene that made me stand up and take notice. I don't think she's done enough to knock Alicia Vikander off her perch.

The wonderful pacing makes the two hour runtime fly by. Even if you don't have much of an interest in Steve Jobs and his story (like I don't overly) you can still enjoy it and get an insight into what the man was like. People can make up their own opinion on whether he was a good man or not. No one could deny he had his issues but they also couldn't deny there was a strong level of genius behind it all. Watch the film and make up your mind for yourself. You won't regret it.


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