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2.5
1,964 Ratings

Don Jon

Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
United States, 2013
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Synopsis

The journey of a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type as he attempts to become less selfish.

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Don Jon Directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Whether its characters are jerking it to Pornhub or kneeling at the Ephron altar, Don Jon rejects all screen-based sexual ideals as illusions without value. But in attempting to separate cinematic delusion from real-life substance, the film crafts another problematic fantasy: it fetishizes the notion of meaning itself.
April 24, 2014
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These warm, dialogue-driven scenes show that, while largely playing for laughs, Gordon-Levitt actually has something to say about the complex nature of human relationships. Broad stereotypes and some forced situational humour aside, this is a smart, confident directorial debut that hits the sweet spot more often than not.
November 14, 2013
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The scenes in which Jon “enjoys” Sunday dinner with his family (uber mook Tony Danza,Glenne Headly and, in the movie’s only really effective comic performance, Brie Larson) are so broad and patronizing in their depiction of Jersey lumpen proletarianism that they make “Silver Linings Playbook” look as nuanced as “Bicycle Thieves.”
September 28, 2013
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