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Don Jon (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD)
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Jon is a creature of habit - from his workout routine, to going to church (and confession, although he never actually changes his behavior), to cleaning his apartment, to Sunday dinner with his family (his family is wonderfully portrayed by Tony Danza, Glenn Headly and Brie Larson. All hilarious and convincing). When he meets Barbara (Scarlett Johannson), things are turned somewhat upside down. She's a true "10" and Jon is willing to change himself to get a chance to sleep with her. As much as Jon objectifies her as a sex object, she also objectifies him to be "starring" in one of the romantic movies she loves and tries to model her life after. Barbara has lot of qualifications that Jon has to conform to in order to be with her (go to school, get a better job, get a cleaning lady, etc.).
About half-way through the film, Jon meets Esther (Julianne Moore), an older woman who helps him to discover more about sex and connections and eventually himself. Jon's interactions with Esther are what elevates this movie from a witty rom-com to a real commentary on searching for oneself and forging true connections with others.
The beginning of the movie plays like a rom-com and is filled with lots of laughable moments. But as it goes on, it becomes a more serious commentary on how to open yourself to another person and how to transform One warning - if you're sensitive to frank sex talk or porn images, skip this one.
There is not a lot of story so the more brief the synopsis the better: A New Jersey guy, Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. Though he has many sexual liaisons those episodes do not fully satisfy him the way onanism in front of a porn video does. He hits on a tacky, gum-chewing, perfect 10 Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) but that continued dance has its problems. Finally he meets a very strange older woman Esther (Julianne Moore) who puts a bit of meaning into sexual expression and Jon's life changes - maybe.
Gordon-Levitt manages to pull together a fine cast (Tony Danza and Glenne Headly as his parents, Rob Brown and Jeremy Luke as his buddies, et al) and keeps the flavor of the accents and the characters very New Jersey. His writing for Jon's weekly confessions in church is hilarious and in general the dialogue is snappy. Gordon-Levitt spent as much time at the gym as he did creating this film and his very buff body is a showpiece!Read more ›
Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his feature length directorial debut, also writing and starring in the comedy, Don Jon. Gordon-Levitt stars as Jon, but his friends call him "The Don" because of his outstanding success with the ladies. Jon enjoys several aspects of life, including his place, ride, boys, church - and porn. In fact, his biggest addiction is online porn. One night at the club, Jon meets a beautiful girl, Barbara (Scarlett Johansson), but this girl isn't like the rest of girls he meets. He actually has to work to get her into bed, but that's perfectly fine with him. He's so attracted to this girl that he's willing to do the things she wants him to do to in order to make her happy - including going back to school. To complicate matters, Barbara walks in on him watching porn, and adamantly demands that he promise to stop.Read more ›
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As a young guy who went through his own trials and tribulations with porn and dating, I related very deeply with this movie. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Tanner Mann
Hilarious if you're down with that type of sense of raunchy sense of humor. JGL did a great job of turning this into a nice love story portraying it's not what's on the outside,... Read morePublished 17 days ago by BB
JGL is my new Morgan Freeman. If JGL is in a flick -- it's gonna be a good one. Same with Morgan Freeman. Love this flick -- really do...Published 1 month ago by Marina del Rey
An adult story of a man that is just not satisfied with having a meaningful relationship with a woman discovers that his watching porn addiction is more enjoyable for him than... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard Rivera
It's fun, but forgettable. Sexy but not well written. Too much focus on the wrong woman rather than developing the connection with the older woman. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kim H. Francique
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You may want to ask Amazon if that's a typo because I think it is. I saw this in Wal-Mart today and the movie there was a 2-disc Blu-Ray+Dvd+iTunes Digital Copy+DigitalHD UltraViolet combo pack.
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