Steve Jobs

Theatrical Release: October 23, 2015
Steve Jobs
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Synopsis

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.

Dove Review

“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.

Content Description

Sex: Character comments about a magazine "sodomizing" him in an article; a man is quoted as saying a woman slept with 28 percent of America; woman says man is portraying her as a "slut" and "whore"; a man kids around and asks a woman why they hadn't slept together before, when they are already in a relationship.
Language: GD-2; G-1; J/JC-4; F/F You-23; H-8; S-7; BS-1; S.O.B.-1; P.O.-2; A-1; Stupid-1; Tool Bag-1; Slang for male genitalia-1
Violence: A woman brushes things off a man's desk in anger.
Drugs: People bring wine and drink it; a comment about dropping acid; a "Halcion ways" comment.
Nudity: A shirtless man's back.
Other: Tension and arguments between characters, and some insult each other; a man at first denies a girl is his daughter but later acknowledges she is; a woman has to ask for help financially from her daughter's father; a few people are fired.

Info

Company: Universal Pictures
Writer: Aaron Sorkin
Director: Danny Boyle
Producer: Scott Rudin
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 122 min.
Industry Rating: R
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter