Movie Review: Steve Jobs

by Ben Meyer '22

Steve Jobs was a fast-paced movie released in 2015. It is an American biographical drama. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin and Walter Isaacson, the drama film earned awards like the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay from Motion Picture. Steve Jobs is about the late CEO of Apple, Steven Paul Jobs. It takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution and the story of Steve Jobs’s work, family, and coworkers. 

Steve Jobs, played by Michael Fassbender, was an American inventor, designer, and entrepreneur who was the co-founder, chief executive, and chairman of Apple Computer. In the movie, you get to witness Steve Jobs’s expectations, plans, and ideas that made him and Apple successful. His ideas like the Macintosh, the NeXT computer, and the iMac were fantastic and revolutionary. Even though he had great ideas, Steve Jobs had a difficult and challenging personality. 

Steve Jobs may have looked like a great guy from the outside, however, from the inside, he was bold, rude, and pushy to others. He would push people to make things go his way and would not stop until they did. In addition, he was inconsiderate to his daughter, Lisa Brennan-Jobs. For example, Steve Jobs kept denying that Lisa Brennan-Jobs was his daughter. He also stated that in his early years that the “LISA” computer was not named after his daughter. Instead, LISA stood for “Local Integrated Software Architecture”.  He later confirmed that the “LISA” computer was named after his daughter. In addition, he also reluctantly paid for her college education at Harvard. 

Steve Jobs was truly a great visionary, however, he did not always have a great personality. The movie shows you what kind of person Steve Jobs was and how he affected his friends, family, and coworkers. Steve Jobs was a fantastic movie, and I highly recommend watching it. The screenwriting was fast-paced and amazing. The movie is great for people who are curious about the background of the digital revolution and Steve Jobs himself. This is a must-watch movie if you love digital history, Apple, and Steve Jobs.