Dig at Steve Jobs turns to tribute in ‘The Way’

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Boomer guru Steve Jobs, who died Oct. 5, 2011, is accidentally memorialized in "The Way." Is the one-bite-of-the-apple a religious symbol, after all? Image via CrunchBase

Emilio Estevez couldn’t have seen this coming.

In his new movie, “The Way,” about a father’s soul-searching pilgrimage — and starring his own dad, Martin Sheen — there’s a line delivered by an angry, chain-smoking Canadian meant to dress-down Baby Boomers for their gadget addictions.

Instead of feeling shame when Deborah Kara Unger’s character berates those who worship “anything Steve Jobs invented,” our packed Shirlington, Va., theater audience, smarting from the Apple co-founder’s death 10 days ago, let out a communal moan: “Awwwwwww.”

Curious to see how this plays out over the movie’s run. (P.S. In the son department, I’m thinking, Emilio is winning.)