Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s writing & directing debut Don Jon has continued to receive critical and audience praise for being honest, hilarious and endearing. Jeremy Kay from The Guardian wrote, “Gordon-Levitt does a promising job as director and uses his reputation to bring in a few celebrity cameos that add to the fun. The overall effect is a little garish, loud and simplistic, but it’s his first movie and he follows the comedic tropes of situational repetition to good effect”.
If this new trailer reveals anything, it’s that you should suddenly want to see this. The film also stars Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson and Rob Brown. Don Jon hits 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.
Source: The Film Stage