Don Jon

There's only a few things Jon Martello really cares about in life: his body, his pad, his ride, his family, his church, his boys, his girls and his porn. Jon, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt—who also wrote as well as directed the filmis a strong, handsome (JGL put some serious time into his well worked body), good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him 'Don Jon' due to his ability to win over a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of his computer watching pornography. That is until he meets Barbara Sugarman (played by Scarlett Johansson), a bright, beautiful, good old fashioned girl. 

Jon falls hard for Barbara and becomes the Prince Charming Barbara dreams about; just like the guys she sees portrayed in romantic Hollywood films. Barbara gets what Barbara wants, and that means waiting to have sex until it "means something," meeting the family, and after catching Jon in the act, it also means no watching porn—a tough task that Jon struggles with. Barbara, with plans to be with an educated man, requests that Jon goes back to school. Doing it for his girl, Jon enrols in some night classes and ends up befriending an unexpected classmate and learns about what he's really been missing with his relationships with porn and his past flings: true intimacy. 

Although at times cheesy—but in a good way—Don Jon is a well written comedy and a pretty good directorial debut by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Don Jon open in theatres across Canada today.



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