Don Jon-2013

Don Jon-2013

Director-Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Starring-Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Julianne Moore

Scott’s Review #27

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Reviewed June 17, 2014

Grade: B+

 I did not expect this film to be as good as it is. Frankly, I was expecting a by the numbers romantic comedy. Written, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, it tells the story of a 20 something New Jersey bartender who is addicted to porn despite receiving all the female attention he can imagine. Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore play 2 completely different women in his life.

The film contains stereotypical, though hilarious and spot on, New Jersey trademarks. Tony Danza is brash and effective as the father. The last 30 minutes the film turns into a wonderful, yet hardly sappy or traditional, love story that makes this film a positive experience. Gordon-Levitt is a breath of fresh air and a young Hollywood talent getting his due.

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