Uber customers take note: ‘Super Pumped’ questions the motives of Uber

From New York Daily News:

For Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the mystery of Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick wasn’t about how he lost the reins of the ride-share company. It was about why he put the pedal to the metal at all.

“Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber,” based on Mike Isaac’s book of the same name and premiering Sunday on Showtime, drives alongside its ambitious CEO through the trials and tribulations of a Silicon Valley startup, all the way through Kalanick’s 2017 ousting in a boardroom coup.

The story of Uber, like so many other heady dreams, is one that burned too bright, taken down by greed or ambition or corporate overlords. So Gordon-Levitt focused on the star at the center.

“I wanted to know how it felt, what he was really like,” the 41-year-old actor told the Daily News. “What I found when I talked to people was how much, despite his questionable behavior and arguably unethical decisions, people really liked him. He was very winning and got people on his side in a lot of ways.”

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