The story was uneven and at points underdeveloped but Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a great bro and Scarlett Johansson played an equally amazing JAP. The direction was well-done but Julianne Moore's character stole the show for me. The last act is where I found the most enjoyment, mainly because (SPOILER ALERT) any movie where a guy ends up with Moore instead of Johansson at the end is my kind of movie.
Gordon-Levitt makes an enjoyable first feature that shows a fair amount of promise in this examination of sexual expectations and expression in the internet age. Levitt basically plays a sex addict with a severe addiction to porn who has an unrealistic idea of what he should experience with a woman. But the film does have clever asides into a woman's motivations and into modern Catholic faith as well. Well edited.
Not only a incredibly solid first film from Mr. Gordon-Levitt but an all around incredibly enjoyable film experience! Loved the acting, the humor, the extremely optimistic attitude of the movie. It also ended in a place I didn't see coming at all! Sure some themes come perhaps a little too simple but overall I found the message poignant and intelligent. Good stuff here!
A daring move for first time director Gordon-Levitt. The rythm of salacious views on life, sex, women and marriage decrease with each passing minute, and so does the humor ; it runs out of steam before time is due.
9/10. Great character development, smart script, and fast-paced editing make for an entertaining film. But it's an arresting turn from Julianne Moore that really haunted me. I was literally breathless the first few times she tried to interact with Jon. Wow. An important film for young men and a very impressive debut from JGL.