Steve Jobs – the movie

I wish I hadn’t seen this movie by myself, because I really need to debrief with someone afterward to figure out what I saw.

It is possible that I am just completely overwhelmed with the intensity of this man. He was such a jerk. I guess I am disillusioned with the person behind such an amazing product of our time. He treated people very close to him so poorly- his daughter, his business partner, his father figure… so hard to digest.

Having said that, I cannot really imagine what it would be like to be on the cutting edge of technology and blazing the trail. On top of that, let’s throw in his adoption story. The bits they shared in the movie sounded quite tragic from an attachment point of view.

Suffice to say, I would not recommend seeing this movie.  Based on this film alone, I felt like going home and throwing my MacBook Air into the ocean (and I really like my MacBook!!).  Like I said, disillusioned.

Before I leave this post and you hanging, I did do a bit of online research and found out that Ed Catmull, President of Pixar Animation Studios, said that he was appalled by this movie.  According to him, this movie does not capture the man, but only the dramatic part of his story. He goes on to say that “He become an empathetic person, and we all saw this when [the Walter Isaacson book] was being written.”  I am glad that I found that information because it gave me hope that there was much more to this story, and to Steve Jobs, than this movie portrayed.  And now I can keep Maxine – she is my MacBook 🙂