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Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Starring:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Scarlett Johansson
Julianne Moore
Brie Larson

Plot: The journey of a contemporary, porn-addicted Don Juan-type as he attempts to become less selfish.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

How about I give you a better synopsis and an image that was released?

Jon Martello (Gordon-Levitt) is a modern day Don Juan who objectifies everything in his life, especially women. His friends call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. But his addiction to porn has made him dissatisfied with life and he sets out on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life. However, he ends up seeing the bigger picture and learning more about life and love through two different women.

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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

How about you fuck off Snake, the OP is perfectly fine.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Poll time? Because Snake's post intrigues me more than the OP.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Cold info and the synopsis given in the op is boring. The more fleshed out synopsis gives you more detail while your presented plot just doesn't really do much. And the image is interesting cuz well..that's the only official image they've released, I think.

about the film itself:

Interesting to see JGL go into directing at 31. The guy does a lot of little side projects too. I'm amazed he has time to do all this. Guess he has a good handle on wtf he does. That's cool. I like him. Pretty solid actor and I've been entertained w/ everything I've seen him do since Brick (probably missed one or two since that film). Hope it goes good for him. I like seeing multitasking actors like this. Always interesting.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

I'll rent this. I'm tired of watching films where the guys start of as uber pimps and by the end turn into major pussies. They did that shit with Entourage and Ryan Gosling's character in Crazy, Stupid, Love and now this one.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

It's nothing really new. There have been films like that for years before those two.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
It's nothing really new. There have been films like that for years before those two.

These are the ones that came to mind. I hate that plot device, though.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

"Porn addiction" -- so this is fiction, eh?
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

I hope it's better than Hesher, what a disappointment.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

He didn't direct that. Can't remember if he wrote it though.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

After watching Batman and Looper, I have grown to like JDL and I'm looking forward to his directorial debut. He seems to have successfully matured from a child actor to an adult actor and he seems to want to branch out early. Just seems to be a talented and grounded young man and as I get older I find myself liking young people wanting to do good things
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Poll time? Because Snake's post intrigues me more than the OP.
They both make the film sound like shit.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

this is the film JGL bailed on DJANGO UNCHAINED to make...honestly i'd probably do the same to make out with Scarlett.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

JGL was talked a little bit about this on the Nerdist podcast. I'm down to see it.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
this is the film JGL bailed on DJANGO UNCHAINED to make...honestly i'd probably do the same to make out with Scarlett.
What character was he set to play?
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Originally Posted by Tarantino View Post
What character was he set to play?
Billy Crash i believe.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
Billy Crash i believe.
If that's the case, this change was for the best. I like JGL, but Walton Goggins was much better suited for the role.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

So, as you might've heard already, I wrote and directed a movie last year, and it's coming out later this year. Which is absolutely crazy, and I still kinda can't believe it. Anyway, I'm posting this today to let you all know that I'm changing its title. It's now called... DON JON. I decided to change it, first of all, because DON JON is just so short and simple, and if you know me, you know I'm a fan of brevity. Second of all, it felt to me like the old title, "Don Jon's Addiction" was throwing some people off a bit from the point of the movie. People were assuming it was a film about porn addiction and sex addiction, which really isn't true. That'd be sort of like saying "The Maltese Falcon" is a movie about a statue of a falcon. DON JON is a comedy about how men and women treat each other, and how the media we consume can create unrealistic expectations that we put on one another. That's why the story centers around a relationship between a young man (played by me) who watches too much pornography and a young woman (played by Scarlett) who watches too many romantic Hollywood movies. It's a topic I personally find fascinating and hilarious. And while I have your attention, I figured I'd show you the first production still we're releasing of Jon's father, played by none other than Tough Tony Danza. More to show soon. We're just starting to work on the trailer now. And I'm heading down to SxSW with Tony this weekend with the film, so I'll see some of you in Austin!
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

The title change is probably for the best considering I kept misreading it as Don Johnson's Addiction.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Danza! Awesome.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
The title change is probably for the best considering I kept misreading it as Don Johnson's Addiction.
Didn't he have a drug problem for a bit?
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Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ View Post
The title change is probably for the best considering I kept misreading it as Don Johnson's Addiction.
You aren't the only one.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

No Johansson/Larson nudity = no sale!

Eh, I'll probably see it anyway, but I'd like the nudity.
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re: Don Jon (2013) D: Gordon-Levitt; S: Gordon-Levitt, Johansson, Danza

Originally Posted by Supermallet View Post
No Johansson/Larson nudity = no sale!

Eh, I'll probably see it anyway, but I'd like the nudity.
Maybe you'll get lucky with a Tony Danza ass shot.

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