Don Jon: Addicted to Pornography

Hello everybody! Today we have an interesting film about pornography addiction, Don Jon.

DON JON

DIRECTOR: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

STARRING:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Rob Brown, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson, Tony Danza

GENRE: Romantic Comedy

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull “10s” every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don’t compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women.

Don Jon is an interesting look at the deadly world of pornography addiction. Joseph Gordon Levitt embodies the character just like many of his roles, but he really takes his character and makes him whole. His character is definitely not always likeable (just like the rest of the characters in the film) but he could be easily related to by some people. I really enjoy the dialogue in the film, especially since most of the film they talk about taboo topics of conversation.

There were a few things that bothered me about Don Jon. I thought the film looked too cheap and like an amateur shot it. I know the budget wasn’t insane for the film, but felt like they could have done more. There wasn’t a single character I liked, which is disappointing especially since I really enjoy watch Joseph Gordon Levitt. Really disappointing.

PROS:

  • Main cast performances.
  • Blend of romance and comedy.
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt

CONS:

  • Dislike main characters.
  • Amateur style.
  • Could have used larger budget.

SCORE: 6.5 / 10

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Brandon Stuhr

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  • 03/07/2014 at 8:15 am
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    Interesting. By the end, I liked all the characters much better than at the start – except Scarlett’s.

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  • 03/07/2014 at 8:11 am
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    Good review. Not a perfect debut for JGL, but still a very impressive one nonetheless. Can’t wait to see what he has for us next. Hopefully it’s something good.

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