- Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Rob Brown, Glenne Headly
- Directors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Writers: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
- Producers: Ram Bergman
- Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
- Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
- Subtitles: English, Spanish
- Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Rated: RestrictedR
- Studio: 20th Century Fox
- DVD Release Date: December 31, 2013
- Run Time: 91 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 892 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00FRILRW0
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,505 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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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.
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that makes a lot of sense. Keep on making those indies Joseph.
The movie really gives you something to think about.
Its not for everyone, and what I mean by that is that,
if you are an old guy or gal, or married, or in a "happy relationship" or with a "princess syndrome"
you will find this movie boring and pointless. However, if you are still relatively "normal" young and single, this movie should speak "LOUD AND CLEAR" to you,
Also, this movie can be watched on at least two different levels, at first glance one might think nothing
too deep is happening here, yet if you watch closely or at second viewing you might catch certain things that
make this movie great...such as unfinished dialogue, and intelligently filmed quiet scenes that speak louder then words.
Be Warned!!!! This is not a romantic--comedy.
For fans of 500 days of Summer (2009) or Shame (2011), I totally recommend this one.
Without giving away too many spoilers, the movie follows the main character Jon, nicknamed Don Jon by his friends for his reputation as a ladies man. Jon’s life revolves around his apartment, his ride, his body, his church, his family, his friends, his ladies, and his porn. Jon finds porn to be a normal part of life and ranks it above real sex for his ability to lose himself in it. Things get tricky when Jon falls in love and enters into an actual relationship, while continuing his apparent addiction to porn. It gets complicated when he finds that his opinion of porn clashes with his girlfriends’. Don Jon is funny, touching, serious, and full of dynamic character development. It does all of this while addressing topics most shy away from and are afraid to talk openly about.
As a former porn addict, I found this film extremely refreshing and Gordon-Levitt’s perspective on porn/porn addiction to be unique and somewhat enlightening. Honestly, it was a stepping stone for me in my overcoming porn addiction. It inspired me to do more research, dig deeper, and finally beat the addiction. I’m sure it won’t have that effect on everyone, but it really stuck a chord for me and for that reason, I would highly recommend it to anyone with a porn addiction who is trying to stop. Great movie!
For my full review, check out pornenlightenment dot com.