But again, mentioning that Steve has a family… to what end would I do that? Simply because it’s a fact that the audience should know? That’s biopic stuff. If there was a reason to mention it, if it was now part of the story, then there’d be a reason to mention it. But it does not at this moment have anything to do [with the story], at this moment being the 40 mi…
So, I enjoyed Steve Jobs. If you know anything about Apple, or the man, or, you know, how life works, it’s clear the movie is not a biopic. I mean, really — all these key characters from his life hanging around backstage waiting to have life-changing dialog with him moments before product intros? That’s not real life? Sorkin gets an A for artistic license.
But. Sorkin is being completely disingenuous about not mentioning the rest of the Jobs family. Sorkin himself trumpets the fact that the emotional core of the movie is Steve’s relationship with his daughter Lisa and her mother Chrisann Brennan. In each of the three acts of the movie, Steve solves family problems with wire transfers; so yes, it is a fact that the audience should know, and to dismiss that part of Steve’s life is a disastrous cheat.