For those of you that have seen Jobs, let me assure you that this movie, for the most part, focuses on different aspects of his life and features the later years, as opposed to the early days of Apple.
The film begins with the launch of the Apple Mac in 1984, and all the problems that Jobs (played by Michael Fassbender) experienced around the launch. It clearly demonstrates his inflexible, dogmatic personality and to be honest, makes for some hilarious moments. Doubtless, those on the receiving end of his unreasonable demands, didn’t see the humour, however watching them on the big screen, one can clearly see the funny side.
Jobs’ life is further complicated by the fact that Time Magazine exposes his paternity dispute with his ex-girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan (played by Katherine Waterstone). Steve categorically denies that 5 year old Lisa is his daughter, but when Chrisann arrives at his office unexpectedly, with Lisa, Jobs bonds with the child when she shows an aptitude for MacPaint art, and agrees to give Chrisann money for a house, although he still denies that she is his daughter.
Co-Founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak (played by Seth Rogan) pleads with Jobs to acknowledge the Apple II team, as he feels that they are owed a debt of gratitude, but Jobs flatly refuses. Steve discusses his life with John Sculley, (played by Jeff Daniels) ex Pepsi executive and CEO of Apple, and reveals that he was adopted at an early age and thinks that his need for power stems from having no destiny over what happened to him as a child.
The relationship focus in this film is on his developing bond with his daughter, and his working relationship with his marketing executive, Joanna Hoffman, (played by Kate Winslett) who he heavily relies on.
The movie is engrossing, and although it is long, I was sad when it ended!
Directed by Danny Boyle, co-produced by Danny Boyle, Guymon Casady, Christian Colson, Mark Gordon and Scott Rudin, the film is distributed by Universal, and is set for release on Xmas eve, at cinemas countrywide.
A real masterpiece! Don’t miss it!