Drama / Biography

Steve Jobs

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It’s like five minutes before every launch, everyone goes to a bar and gets drunk and tells me what they really think,” laments Steve Jobs (Michael Fassbender) during the closing stretch of Danny Boyle’s buoyant, breathless biopic. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin has done an ingenious job of condensing Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the late Apple co-founder, though he has taken even bigger liberties than he did with the Facebook-themed “The Social Network” in 2010.

Split into three sections, “Steve Jobs” catches up with its hero as he prepares to go on stage for the launches of a trio of products that would define his career trajectory: the original Macintosh computer in 1984 (dud), the NeXT computer in 1988 (bigger dud) and the iMac in 1998 (third time lucky!).