IMDb Review 1:
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I saw this at a pre-screening for SXSW and I was really impressed.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt really holds his own as a writer/director, and it
was nice to see him in a role I hadn't really considered him "right"
for. Scarlett Johansen and Julianne Moore are both wonderful as well.
Basically, you should see this if you get the chance. It's funny,
charming, different, and tells a great story that ends up going in a
direction I hadn't anticipated.
This film basically tells the story of a young guido (Gordon-Levitt)
who has a porn addiction and ends up in a relationship with Scarlett
Johansen's character. One thing leads to another, blah blah blah....
you'll see when you see it. I don't want to give too much away.
Anyway, yeah! Really good film, great directorial debut, and a well
told story. I'd recommend this film.
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IMDb Review 2:
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Defining what kind of film this is had to be the hardest part of
getting DON JON made, but ultimately it was worth it! It isn't really a
"guy" film even though *technically* it tries to look at sex from a
guy's perspective. It may actually best be called a "chick" flick, but
one they would see alone rather than with a date. At the screening I
saw, ALL the raucous laughter was coming from very obviously female
voices - falling out of their chairs laughing over what they viewed as
stereotypical male behavior - and even as the supposed "10" played by
Scarlett Johansson reveals herself to be the kind of demanding (insert
the word for a female canine here) who a very stupid - make that
excessively immature - straight boy (like the one played with supreme
élan by author/director Gordon-Levitt) would make a fool of himself
The film heavily satirizes stereotypical straight New Jersey Catholics
- the easily offended of which should probably stay away along with
anyone who expects a slick date night romantic comedy that doesn't
require them to THINK - but it IS a beautifully structured and polished
first directorial effort and very funny in its way. Man or woman
though, it is not your usual DATE film to see with the opposite sex.
The litmus scene for the film was probably when Johansson (Barbara)
confronts Gordon-Levitt (Jon) over watching porn! Foolishly trying to
evoke simple reason, he (accurately) tells her that "EVERY guy watches
porn - and that anyone who says he doesn't is lying." The theatre got
absolutely quiet there for a moment in any section where dates were
sitting, as each side wondered what the other was thinking. What YOU
may think in that scene will determine a lot about how you view and
react to the film. You may enjoy it regardless of what you think of
that (for the film) core issue, but you sure won't want to see it with
anyone who you can't comfortably talk about it with.
The "home" scenes with Jon's family and Barbara's are probably excess
baggage, but they give the central characters broad context (the
broadest performance in a very stylized film is probably Tony Danza's
performance as Jon's father) - and set up the one totally human moment
in the film when Jon's silent sister defines what a good sibling should
be when she finally has a line! Ultimately, there is one unexpected,
rational woman (Julianne Moore giving a remarkable imitation of Susan
Sarandon!) who Jon meets in the night class Barbara insists he take who
not only "gets" him but broadens his horizons for the kind of growth
any central character in a good film must have.
Don't expect a pat happy ending or a cheap thought-free throw away
comedy (and DON'T make it first date material with someone you don't
know yet!), and the open minded will have a wonderful time. My
take-away image is really of a few years ago at the first Broadway
preview of a Tony winning musical called AVENUE Q. Just before it
started, a student of mine at the university where I teach came over to
introduce his mother who was seeing the show too, sitting in front of
each other all the way over at the side. Midway through the show there
was a very funny, very outrageous musical number called "You Can Be As
Loud As You Want" (When You're making Love). I glanced over to see how
my student and his mother were taking it and, as you can imagine, my
student, sitting in front of his mother, was sinking onto the floor
with embarrassment. What he *couldn't see* was his mother rocking with
laughter both at the insouciance of the number and her son's
embarrassment! I think my mother (who, as far as I know, probably
doesn't approve of pornography) or my minister would be howling with
laughter at DON JON too - but they probably wouldn't want anyone they
knew to see them doing so.
Recommended - but with noted reservations.
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IMDb Review 3:
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As if Joseph Gordon-Levitt couldn't get any better. The former child
star has turned into quite the up-and-coming young actor as he's worked
to re-brand himself as something more than that kid from 3rd Rock From
the Sun. Over the years, he's starred in such films as Brick, The Dark
Knight Rises and Looper, and has proved to be the type of actor whom
everyone loves - and who actually deserves that love. However, his most
impressive performance to date might just be the one he gave behind the
camera with Don Jon.
The film marks Levitt's first time writing and directing a feature-
length film, and it makes one hell of an impression, especially because
he tackles the lead role as well. Don Jon is one of those films that
has plenty of laughs and a few heartfelt moments, and it's certainly
entertaining. But it also touches on a few interesting social issues. I
think I'll just go ahead and say it, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives
away a few trade secrets, much to the horror of men everywhere: Don Jon
touches on that dreadfully embarrassing fact that every guy is
terrified will come out. What secret is that? Well, it's probably best
to put it in the words of the protagonist, Jon, himself: "Every guy
looks at porn, every day."
Well, that last part might be a bit of an exaggeration, but Don Jon
does bring up the point that pornography has become so readily
available through the internet and even television that it's just
simply within arm's reach at every single second of every single day,
and every guy now and then reaches out to take a handful. However,
society still treats it as something shameful and embarrassing, rather
than a fact of life.
Don Jon doesn't treat the use of pornography as something that should
destroy relationships or cause significant others to fly off the handle
in fits of jealousy. In fact, the film seems to indicate, it's a habit
that's probably pretty healthy. That isn't to say that Jon has a
healthy habit, as he's reduced to having to look at pornography
constantly throughout the day, even after sex, but you know, that's an
Then again, maybe it isn't. Maybe the film offers a bit of a warning
about how a little pornography is perfectly normal, but a lot can
create a monster. Too much porn can make it so that it's nearly
impossible to connect with someone else on a meaningful level. After
all, watching too much sex can create expectations that are as
unrealistic as the ones the romantic comedies create.
What really impressed me about Don Jon, though, are the performances
that Levitt pulls out of his co-stars. I've honestly never seen
Scarlett Johansson give a better performance than she did as Jon's
trashy New Jersey girlfriend, Barbra. She's absolutely despicable as
she slowly begin to reveal her true intentions and tries to paint Jon
as the bad guy when she discovers his addiction. On top of that, Tony
Danza gives a side-splitting performance as Jon's hot-headed father who
gets into dick-measuring contest with his son every Sunday night
(figurative, people, come on).
However, the most impressive of them all is Levitt himself, who has
repeatedly proved that he is one hell of an actor and one who has
earned my trust as a filmgoer. The role is something so far from what
I would have ever pictured him portraying, but he pulls it off
beautifully as he plays the scumbag good-guy stereotype.
Now for the hard part. I really enjoyed Don Jon. It strikes as a solid
balance between art and entertainment, it's filled with lots of laughs
and it touches on a sensitive topic in a way that doesn't seem preachy.
The ending is a little weak, but everything up until that is golden.
However, I'm not sure if it's what one would call a date film, since
it will probably lead to inquisitive stares during a quiet car ride
home afterward. And honestly, that's really too bad. For the people
that are willing to embrace the fact that everyone looks at porn, this
film is well worth the price of admission. However, I'm not sure if
most of its value comes from the first viewing. It's no Shame, but
there's really no shame in that.
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