With a fascinating story, a brilliant screenplay, and amazing performances, Steve Jobs is the perfect example of everything a biographical film is supposed to be, and much more. The movie starts off with a fantastic opening scene; a calculated scene in every aspect, giving us the perfect glimpse at what type of person Steve Jobs used to be.
The rest of the film goes by fast. Michael Fassbender speaks in a business-like manner, always to the point, always confident, portraying how Apple came to be and showing his true self. The film humanizes Steve Jobs to the point where we are able to see his defects, the struggle in his relationships, and his honest but controlling personality behind the genius the world knows. Similarly brilliant to the lead performance of Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs, is the performance of Kate Winslet as Joanna Hoffman. She shows a mixture of tenderness but strictness towards Jobs and helps us see his soft and good side while keeping in mind the kind of jerk he can be (Because he is indeed, a jerk).
The screenplay, written by Aaron Sorkin who is also known for writing The Social Network, is simply flawless. The flashbacks combined with the ‘present’ time adds to the movie in a magical way thanks to how differently they are treated and edited. Director Danny Boyle somehow manages to cover the most important events in Apple’s and Job’s life in a simple but beautiful manner.
Maybe I had very low expectations about this film, and so I think it is extremely good. Maybe I am just such a big fan of Steve Job’s genius that I am greatly intrigued by his portrayal on this film. Who knows. The fact of the matter is that Steve Jobs is witty, interesting, and very, very personal.
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