Rated R · 89 minutes · 2013

Comedy drama, Romance
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been on a roll for several years, giving us great performances across a diverse list of characters. Now he steps behind the camera, writing and directing Don Jon. He also plays Jon, a porn-obsessed player who falls dangerously hard for Barbara (Scarlett Johansson). Heck, he’s even trying to give up his porn habit for her. But that proves challenging—and yes, porn really is a big part of this movie. Gordon-Levitt proves himself as a writer here; he’s obviously got an ear for characters. He has further to go as a director, though. While Don Jon isn’t poorly put together, it’s set up to be repetitive, showing Jon going through many of the same tasks week after week. So that has a limiting effect on the movie. But overall, it’s good to see him branching out and we’ll no doubt see more of that.
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Producer: Ram Bergman and Nicholas Chartier
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headley, Brie Larson, Rob Brown and Jeremy Luke


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Creative Loafing Tampa Don Jon is sexy fun Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut is worth a one-night stand. by Kevin Tall 09/27/2013
NUVO Movie review: Don Jon Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Jersey-drenched directorial debut, about a porn addict (played by himself) who meets a romcom addict (Scarlett Johansson), is a nice, promising surprise. by Ed Johnson-Ott 10/03/2013
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Portland Mercury Porno for Guidos Joseph Gordon-Levitt goes auteur with Don Jon. by Zac Pennington 09/25/2013
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Creative Loafing Atlanta Don Jon: a love triangle between a woman, a man and his laptop Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson star by Curt Holman 09/25/2013
East Bay Express Don Jon Julianne Moore rescues Joseph Gordon-Levitt. by Kelly Vance 09/25/2013
Indy Week Joseph Gordon-Levitt's sex comedy, Don Jon Don Jon is a surprisingly auspicious writing and directing debut. by Isaac Weeks 09/25/2013
Humboldt Insider Man Up Don Jon tells the truth about sex by John J. Bennett 10/03/2013
Charleston City Paper Don Jon tackles true love, Jersey style So, you're a lady killer with abs that can challenge the Situation's (not to mention a bit of his Jersey gym rat accent too). Why live the life of a chronic masturbator when you can have any babe in the room? by Tom Meek 09/25/2013
Creative Loafing Charlotte Don Jon: Porn in the U.S.A. Rating: ***1/2 by Matt Brunson 09/27/2013
Arkansas Times Let's talk about sex 'Don Jon' delves into porn addiction. by Sam Eifling 10/03/2013
East Bay Express We Are What We Are The other white meat. by Kelly Vance 10/02/2013

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