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Don Jon

Rated R 89 minutes 2013

Versatile actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt turns to writing and directing with this smart, sexy, sweet, and hilarious comedy about the difficulties of forging and sustaining relationships. He stars as a Jersey boy anchored by workouts, churchgoing, carousing with buddies,and family dinners with his sister (Brie Larson) and parents (Tony Danza and Glenne Headly). But his pornography obsession is spiraling out of control, and his flesh-and-blood conquests can’t compete with the graphic images he obsessively consumes—until he locks eyes and lips with a gum-chewing hottie (Scarlett Johansson). Underlying the laughs are serious messages about addiction, pain, isolation, and the reasons some choose reality over fantasy. Julianne Moore shines as the hero’s sadder but wiser bohemian foil.

Film Credits

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Producer: Ram Bergman and Nicholas Chartier

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


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