Don Jon Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 5501

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 67

Theatrical Release Date: 09/27/2013

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 12/31/2013

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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

Plot: A New Jersey man objectifies everything around him - from his family to his car to the various women he enjoys wild flings with. But Don Jon, as his friends call him, finds the most blissful experience in life are spend alone, watching pornography. In a quest to finally find a gratifying sex life, two women will help teach him about life and love. -- Chris Kavan

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Rating of
3.5/4

Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 07/02/2019

The characters feel real and don't react the way you'd expect them to, and that gives the movie edge. While not the most impressive of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's films, his character is probably my favorite of all of his roles, and he and Scarlett Johansson have excellent chemistry.

Rating of
3/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 06/15/2014

As a person who normally steers clear of anything even remotely resembling a "romantic comedy" - I was still interested in Don Jon. Mainly, I wanted to see if Joseph Gordon-Levitt could direct and, I have to say, he did a standup job. Also, having Scarlett Johansson as the co-lead didn't hurt any. This is really a story about connection - not necessarily love - as Don Jon never finds it hard to get with a woman, but finds porn so much better - until he meets someone who changes his view. A fantastic debut for Gordon-Levitt.

Rating of
2.5/4

Allison - wrote on 06/12/2014

I hope Joseph Gordon-Levitt never directs another film.

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Leslie
Leslie
Movie Star

Rating of
3/4

Who Can Stop Don Jon?

Leslie - wrote on 02/10/2014

Don Jon is erotically scintillating. Joseph Gordon-Levitt captures the complete online porn hunter's experience. Everything from the euphoria inducing chime of a laptop’s greeting, to the hours of dedicated web surfing necessary to find the perfect clip, is exceptionally chronicled. The question remains: what force in heaven or earth could possibly deter a porn junkie’s addiction? The Catholic Church? Negative. Scarlett Johansson’s Barbara? As incredulous as it sounds, being that she is unquestionably, simultaneously fascinating and irresistible-not likely. What then?

If the notion that a true connection can break an addict’s dependence upon pornography (true meaning based on a deeper level of intimacy than just merely sexual), Don Jon is an intriguing exploration of …

memento_mori
memento_mori
Producer

Rating of
3/4

No laughing matter.

memento_mori - wrote on 12/25/2013

Just when I thought a romantic comedy couldn't be philosophical.

The fact that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a natural writing and directing talent is embodied in his debut film wholeheartedly. I say that because I don't think there is a single moment where his writing seems unnatural or where a character isn't reminiscent of a type of person you may encounter outside of a 90-minute film.

The film is very subjective. It is funny, but I bet if you went to see this film one evening while drunk, you would most likely leave the theater left cold. It's much more than a tale of a man addicted to pornography who tries to get over it with the help of two women.
It's writing that makes you think about behavior. It's a screenplay which does not reveal much, but it is excellent at pulling you into …

MikePA
MikePA
Producer

Rating of
3/4

Review: Don Jon

MikePA - wrote on 12/19/2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directing debut with Don Jon, a funny, charming, fast-paced little film that showcases some of the greatest talents possessed by the actors involved. The performances here are absolutely tremendous, especially from Scarlett Johansson whose accent is spot-on. If you're turned off by the slightly lurid story, you'll easily admire the performances and Levitt's script as they both sparkle with clarity and wit. I enjoyed the comedy aspect of the film and the journey of Levitt's character through his uncontrollable addiction to pornography. However it's really Levitt's (as a director) mindset on the media and how it basically controls peoples needs and sex lives which really makes this film shine. Levitt's character loves porn, expecting real sex to relate to …

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