Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter
Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, the film takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter less
This film is a biopic on the life of computer icon Steve Jobs. Director Danny Boyle has shot the film in nonlinear format and more or less on a real time basis to show a couple of hours before a product launch in front of hundreds of people. The director goes to show Steve as a ruthless workaholic, hard taskmaster and a rude manipulating boss who will do any thing to achieve his target on time. Because of his passion and dedication for work his family life is in shambles and he has some bitter encounters with his ex girlfriend regarding financial support. He also has been neglecting his 5 year old daughter and the father daughter scenes have been presented warmly. The entire film shot in a stageplay format has Steve having encounters with Jeff Daniels, former Apple CEO, other ex employees, his ex girlfriend, his daughter etc and he emerges as a tyrant who does not care for other's feelings. Guiding Steve moment to moment through this maze of work and personal problems is Kate Winslet, his right hand woman who wields considerable influence on the working of his mind. Michael Fassbender is good as usual in the title role and brings out the various facets of the character effectively. Kate Winslet is miscast as his assistant cum adviser and this talented top star has not much scope to exhibit her talent. It is a hackneyed supporting role requiring a smaller artist. In supporting roles Jeff Daniels and Seth Rogen are adequate as they go through bitter arguments with Steve.