2015 ( USA | UK ) ( Biography, Drama )
STARRING: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
DIRECTOR: Danny Boyle
A portrait of Apple founder Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender), the man at the epicentre of the digital revolution. The story unfolds backstage at three iconic product launches, ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac.
Danny Boyle’s film about the impossibly brilliant Steve Jobs does not follow traditional storytelling. It captures the essence of the man through three tense and pivotal product launches. The film’s premise is that we already know what makes Jobs a visionary; this is an exploration of his flawed personality, brutal treatment of those around him and his Achilles heel, his estranged daughter Lisa.
Boyle’s film is both ambitious and stimulating. Fassbender, gives a superb performance, portraying him not only as a genius, but also as a painfully flawed human being.