• Don Jon (2013)

Don Jon

Release Date: September 27th, 2013

DVD Release Date: December 31st, 2013

R |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

New Jersey bartender Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) knows what's important: his friends, his family, his car, his church, his sexual conquests -- and porn. In fact, Jon is a porn addict and has never had a genuine relationship with a woman. However, when he meets Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) he has to change his operating methods, because Barbara won't be bedded easily. For the first time in his life, Jon begins a real courtship, but his obsession with erotica threatens to ruin everything.

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson, Rob Brown, Jeremy Luke

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Genres: Comedy drama , Romance

Production Co: Ram Bergman, HitRecord Films

Distributors: Relativity Media

Keywords: Emotional, Transformation, Girlfriend, 2010s, Sacrifice, Relationships, Bar, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    I like Mr. Gordon-Levitt a lot as an actor, and I wish him only the best in his future work as a filmmaker. There is, however, the matter of this particular movie, an overheated disquisition on the pleasures and limitations of masturbation. show more

  • 30
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Crude, repetitive and rigorously single-minded, the popular actor’s writing and directing debut lays it all on a bit thick, as the few points the film has to make are underscored time and time again. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Don Jon is about a man's unwitting search for intimacy, for real connection in a world where everyone is connected - by social media, by the Internet, by TV and computer and smartphone screens. That's not exactly an original idea. But Gordon-Levitt goes at it with gusto, and style. Give the guy some props. show more

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