Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle have created, in Steve Jobs, a fascinating, electric, scary portrait of a difficult famous subject. Turning the idea of a "bio-pic" on its head, Sorkin's whip-smart dialogue and brilliant plot structure, provide a glimpse into a hyper-stylized version of the Apple co-founder without walking note-by-note through his life story. Wounded early and fiercely protective of his accomplishments, Michael Fassbender's Steve Jobs, terrorizes friends and foes alike moments before taking the stage at three pivotal product launches. Boyle and Sorkin capture lightning in a bottle and paint a picture of a frustratingly demanding and often cruel icon whose status as Genius or Charlatan will be long debated.
Listen to this episode to hear the guys discuss:
What they liked:
- The incredible screenplay
- Powerful performances all around (even Seth Rogen was great!)
- Boardroom backstabbing filmed as palace intrigue and life-or-death important
What they did not like:
- This movie was about seven hours too short
- Fitting the film into the three-act play structure has some minor limitations
- Seeing Fassbender's Jobs wash his feet in a public toilet
Steve Jobs has drastically underperformed at the box office this year and has only recently scraped past the 2013 film Jobs starring Asthon Kutcher. Both Danny and Mike agree that this is a terrific film and one that deserves to be on your must-see list for 2015. Check out the episode and leave your comments below.