Don Jon seems to have a strong touch of originality, humour and endearment. Writer and director Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s debut behind the camera is being widely praised for such traits. William Goss from Film.com said that “Gordon-Levitt displays an assured style in both arenas, smartly structuring the film around Jon’s dutiful church confessions and establishing his habitual nature with quick montages of routine, whether it be in the gym, in the bedroom or on the dance floor.
We’ve got two new clips featuring Gordon-Levitt and his co-star, the mesmerizing Scarlett Johansson, who plays Barbara. In these clips, it’s evident just how much the two actors enjoy working across from each other. They’ve got the chemistry locked down. You’ll watch the two banter about how they met, the awkwardness of dating after a meeting while drunk, and how you can’t talk about vacuuming if you’re a self-respecting male.
Don Jon opens in theatres on September 27th.
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old-fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to “pull” a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old-fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she’s determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old-fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.