Don Jon (2013)

Don JonDirector: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt

A good debut from writer/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt.  He plays Jon, a New Jersey bartender who picks up girls, goes to church, has weekly dinner’s with him family, works out, and compulsively watches porn.  I admired that with his first film he went with something a little edgy, it deals with some topics that I can’t recall seeing in a mainstream film, and I did like that.  Towards the end it does start to fall into the indie dream girl Rom-Com cliches when the Julianne Moore character is introduced.  You know, the girl who is funny and weird and quirky and manages to teach the lead male life lessons that makes him question all the things he was doing before he met her, we’ve all seen it 100 times by now.  After Ruby Sparks, a movie about this type of character and written by a woman for once, I can’t quite totally be on board with that type of role, which always seem to be written by men, but overall I did enjoy the movie and I look forward to what he does next.

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Watching a movie a day since January 1, 2011.
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