Title: Steve Jobs
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Danny Boyle
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Jeff Daniels
Runtime: 2 hrs 2 mins
What It Is: Telling the tale of Apple co-founder and eventually CEO Steve Jobs (Fassbender) this biopic is separated into 3 acts all centered around three of Jobs’ product launches. In these, we’re given a very intimate look at Jobs’ attitude and personal struggles. Both dealing with Apple’s decisions and his decision to not “claim” his daughter Lisa (played by three actresses). Likewise, we get his fights with CEO John Sculley (Daniels), his (one-sided) battles with Steve Wozniak (Seth Rogen).
What We Think: This might just be my favorite movie of the year. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) brings to us, once again wonderful writing. This moves so briskly because of the writing. It does not feel close to 2 hours. Fassbender is freaking great, and at this point (early November) he’s my front-runner for Best Actor. Watch out for Daniels as well who much like he did in The Martian kills it. He could receive a nomination for either of these. Just every performance is freaking great. Boyle’s direction is also damn fine. He acts his manic style with Sorkin’s’ 100 mph writing to keep pace with everything.
Our Grade: A+, Aaron Sorkin is truly one of Hollywood’s gems. Every script he puts together just has this sense of urgency to it that’s wonderful. God, I just cannot douse this film in any more praise. Obviously I am going to recommend everyone see this film. It may no longer be available near you, but if it is SEE THIS. I will not stress that enough! I know you all trust me, so with this one you’ll have to do the same. Danny Boyle, lock in your Oscar nomination now my British friend!