Already a "triple threat" Joseph Gordon-Levitt adds "director" and "writer" to his already impressive resume with the film "Don Jon". "Don Jon" stars Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza. The film follows Mr. Gordon-Levitt as Don Jon a man addicted to pornography and his budding relationship with Johansson's Barbara Sugarman a woman who's equally addicted to romantic comedies.
"Don Jon" is a decent directorial debut for Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It's different, funny, and makes the audience think. At the heart of the film is a look at how the media creates unrealistic expectations in both men and women about sex and love. "Don Jon" also sheds light on contemporary Americans obsession with themselves and their belief that that the world cares about what they think and feel at any given moment. It'd be easy to overlook "Don Jon" as a shallow romantic comedy but the realistic ending makes the film wonderfully against type -somewhat like Gordon-Levitt's other film, 'this is not a love story':"500 Days of Summer".
"Don Jon" is worth a trip to the theater Hartford. See it at Bow Tie Cinemas.
Rating 3.5 stars