Director Danny Boyle presents us a handful of scenes which communicate various layers of stories, both professional and personal, in Steve Jobs’ life. The scenes themselves are genius; lengthy, fluid, intense and dialogue heavy.
Michael Fassbender plays the Jobs we knew, and it makes the previous film with Ashton Kutcher pale in comparison. What version is accurate we can never be certain, but this film leaves an impact about how he approaches his relationships, both in the corporate world and at home.
Kate Winslet is herself. And by that I mean flawless. Her accent, her frustrating concern, the way her character bulldozes in to his life and guides his decisions is uncanny. In many ways she was the anchor in the life of a man who was being pulled in many different directions.
Seth Rogen plays his partner in crime and invention well. He is representative of all who, in Jobs’ world, were part of the journey but didn’t get their due. Jeff Daniels has outdone himself in a role which required an assertive character who knows when he is beaten.
It was a riveting watch with many insights into a man’s life who has changed the way we live and consume technology.