Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, “Steve Jobs” takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint a portrait of the man at its epicenter.
“Steve Jobs” is a movie about a complex man. He is portrayed as a man who remains loyal to his friends but sometimes ignores them and their advice. He’s also portrayed as a man who was stubborn and yet seemed to actually care about what he did, sometimes more than the people in his life. The film does a good job in portraying these complexities, and the acting features stalwart performances by Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Kate Winslet as the tough-as-nails Joanna Hoffman, whom fellow employees voted as the only one who could truly stand up to Jobs. She stands up to him in issues regarding his daughter Lisa, as well as his decisions on the companies he runs.
Regrettably, despite these nuanced performances and a story based on facts regarding the Mac computer and Apple company, not to mention computer advancements and Steve Jobs himself, the movie misses the mark as far as it being a family-friendly film. Due to strong language, we are unable to award it our Dove Seal.