Excerpt: Don Jon is an objectification expert. “His” women are labeled with numbers or broad names which reference a dress or body part. Thankfully this film is not so simple. Don Jon is a study of cultural impact, how we perceive actions and how our DNA is molded by our environment.
Conclusion: Don Jon isn't a perfect film, but it's a damned enjoyable one. Highlighted by some smart writing and nicely vigorous performances, the film marks a major debut by Gordon-Levitt in his new guise as a so-called multi-hyphenate.
Conclusion: Making his feature-length debut as writer and director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt astonishes and delights with 'Don Jon.' Playing opposite co-stars Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore, his performance alone is a fascinating watch, but his work behind the camera is also a marvel.
Excerpt: I’ve got to hand it to Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Growing up in Hollywood can’t be easy and neither is the transition from “child star” to a full-fledged adult star, but he’s done it and I think he’s most certainly the exception to the rule.
Conclusion: Obviously, any fan of Joseph, Scarlett, Julianne and heck even Tony Danza should check this one out. I’ll even go as far as to say anyone that loves porn or lives with someone addicted to porn should check this one out. Me on the other hand, I’m here for Joseph.
Excerpt: Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, Don Jon , does for porn-dependence what Shame did for sex addiction by offering a surface-level look at the effects of its specific pathology on its lead male character.
Excerpt: JGL has really come a long way. He started out as a child actor on TV & in movies, and then got his breakout roles on 3rd Rock from the Sun & in 10 Things I Hate About You . He didn't do anything big for a while, but then burst out onto the scene: (500) Days of Summer, Hesher, Inception, 50/50, The...
Excerpt: Because Joseph Gordon-Levitt has forged a reputation for smarter-than-average movies—the action blockbuster Inception , the time-travel drama Looper , and the bittersweet romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer —I expected his feature directorial debut to show this kind of intelligence and insight on...