Steve Jobs Friday, 10 April 2020

Steve Jobs

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Coarse language and mature themes.

  • The pitch:

    Who's the daddy?

  • Starring:

    Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, Jeff Daniels, Michael Stuhlbarg, Katherine Waterston

  • Directed by:

    Danny Boyle

  • Running time:

    122 mins

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are threatened, hit in the head (comic TV show), poked. People bang their head on a desk, hit an object. Suicide references (miming gun to the head, suicide mission mentioned). Objects thrown, smashed. An object is likened to a bomb. Image of unmanned rocket crashing. Jokes about death, murder, taking cyanide. Being beaten, mother throwing object at child's head, receiving hate mail/death threats, bombs, bad parenting, Russian Roulette, skinheads, terrorists mentioned. Arguing, yelling. Blood/gore: "I bled that night" (metaphoric). Blood tests, stroke mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Kiss (platonic). References to sex, sodomy. Sleeping together mentioned.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (wine). Ashtray seen. Mimosa, betting, dropping acid mentioned.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, a-words, sonofab*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily fluids. Religious references and exclamations.

  • THEMES:

    Steve Jobs, computer technology, success, IBM, Apple, Mac, Steve Wozniak, ethics, paternity, adoption, welfare, paranoia, father-daughter relationships, revisionist history, biography, genius, ego, absent fathers, visionaries.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead mother, divorce mentioned. Job loss (people fired, factories closed). Adoption, paternity, welfare, rejection, truancy discussed. Toilet. Some flashing/strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Thrilling, quick-footed, ambitious, captivating, funny, emotional, soulful, iconoclastic, propulsive, fascinating, committed. Enthralling/vivacious/impressive/miraculous performance by Michael Fassbender, brilliant/superb cast, rich/layered dialogue, amusing banter, excellent production design, fluid editing, terrific/elaborate score.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Flawed. Kate Winslet's wavering Polish-American accent is distracting.

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