Don Jon (2013)


don_jon_poster“There’s only a few things I really care about in life. My body. My pad. My ride. My family. My church. My boys. My girls. My porn.” – Don Jon

Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Dec 2013)

Brief Synopsis – A man addicted to porn tries to find meaning in his relationships.

My Take on it – Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a very bold director/actor/writer.

For his debut movie, he chose a subject matter that isn’t considered a normal conversational theme and in a very mature way delves into it to try and find meaning.

He play Jon, a ladies man known to his friends as Don Jon who has a problem; He is addicted to porn and gets more satisfaction by being “master of his own domain” than when he is with a woman.

I found this movie to be very cerebral even though the subject matter doesn’t seem to be appropriate for a mainstream movie because it deals with addiction in a way that is rarely shown.

The supporting cats here is excellent; Scarlett Johanson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza are all great.  I was very happy to see Danza in such a role since he is usually cast as a wholesome character and he seemed very at home with his character.

This movie also has something to say about confessional and the way Catholics get their sins abolished.  I don’t think it’s anti-Catholics at all, but it definitely brings up a number of points to ponder.

Bottom Line – Very bold movie that deals with a controversial theme in a very mature way.  Great supporting cast along with Gordon-Levitt, who has a very bright future in the industry. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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