Don Jon: Hollywood audience is gradually accepting bold scenes

Don JonIt is mentionable that Joseph Gordon-Levitt proves he is as talented behind the camera as in front of it in his fresh and funny directorial debut.

While bulked-up New Jersey Lothario ‘Don’ Jon Martello, his priorities are clear: ‘My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls… and my porn.’

Moreover,  boy does he love his porn – the chime of his laptop starting up signals an escape into a fantasy world real-life sex can’t compete with.

But not that he has any problems pulling women but when he falls for the perfect Barbara (Scarlett Johansson with one of her best performances in years), his addiction threatens to derail the relationship.

However, Gordon-Levitt’s script is a witty satire on our increasing inability to connect with each other thanks to unrealistic expectations foisted on to us – how porn desensitises men and women have skewered views of love from movies. Where it falters is the introduction of Esther (Julianne Moore), the slightly implausible friend Jon meets at night school, and the rushed resolution. [ ]

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