Review: Don Jon (2013)

Don Jon

don jon

Porn, porn, porn, and a Jersey Scarlett Johansson.

Imdb synopsis:

A New Jersey guy 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.

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza

Duration: 90 minutes

Genre: Comedy

Watch if you like: Crazy, Stupid, Love, Silver Linings Playbook, Friends with Benefits and Forgetting Sarah Marshall

I was really looking forward to this movie, but I had expected a bit more. It was funny, yes. But it was also weird.

I think Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the best actors out there at this time, but the character he played… Damn, I can’t believe there are people like him out there. Don’t get me wrong, porn’s okay and all, but the way he lives his life and his crazy ideals are just, well, crazy. And what is that creature Scarlett Johansson is supposed to be? Is that a woman? Granted, she’s a nice-looking creature with a stunning body (don’t like her face all that much). But Barbara (in my head I pronounce it very Jersey-like) is one weird broad. You should see this movie to know what I’m saying here. If you don’t know what I mean..well, maybe you’re from Jersey too then.

Julianne Moore plays a good Esther, and she’s a beautiful woman, which I could be jealous of when I hit her age (a couple of years to go). A lot of scenes throughout this movie made me roll my eyes in frustration, but mostly I thought this movie was funny, and Don Jon’s “happy ending” made me kinda like this movie.

My rating: 7 out of 10

My favorite quote: ” I never actually touch my cock ’til I find the right clip” and “I look like a grandmother but do I have any grandchildren?”

My suggestion: Pretty fun to watch, especially because the actors play these ridiculous characters. Great for a movie night with your friends, or alone.


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