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.
Directed By: Danny Boyle
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Seth Rogen, Kate Winslet and Jeff Daniels
I didn’t really read too much about this before going in, I assumed it would be the life of Steve Jobs and the rise of all things ‘i’. But this was a really fun way of showing the life of Steve Jobs before the launch of his products. Fassbender done a brilliant job in captivating these moments. If these are even a tiny bit close to how things actually went down I don’t know how Steve kept his shit together before going on stage. One thing the movie showed and I had heard of this – was how brutal he could be to deal and work with. The man is a genius no doubt but Seth Rogen playing Steve Wozniak also showed the harsh realities of loosing friend in business. I would highly recommend a trip to see this as it is definitely one of the 2015 cinematic highlights. Two extra things that should be noted 1- Rogen showing he isn’t just a highly talented comedic actor, he can do a very good job in a serious role and 2 – Kate Winslet’s awesome polish accent.
* Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was a consultant for the film.
* The film takes place in 1984, 1988 and 1998
* Seth Rogen met with Steve Wozniak extensively to understand him. Rogen also researched Wozniak’s keynotes and speeches online. Rogen cited watching an old eighties video on repeat, featuring Wozniak giving a tour of the Apple museum at their headquarters as part of his research. Rogen lated admitted that he had no idea who Steve Wozniak was prior to working on this movie.