When we think of people who sit in front of their computers all day and do nothing but look at pornography, we tend to think that they are probably ugly individuals who never get a chance to have real sex. The Don Jon movie makes us ask ourselves, what if an attractive man, who has meaningless sex on a regular basis, could also be hopelessly addicted to pornography as well?
The Don Jon movie takes you though a wild storm of imagery as we experience Jon’s life (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt). Never thinking that putting effort into having a meaningful relationship is within reason, his viewpoint changes when he meets a “dime”, a perfect ten, played by Scarlett Johansson. Jon eventually realizes that the two of them have been chasing ideal fantasies, and that she simply wanted a puppet to manipulate. Once Jon realizes this, he begins to understand what love and sex is really all about: losing yourself in each other.
The movie is a surprise delight, with smart writing and directing by our lead actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Julianne Moore also makes an appearance, being the one who sets the main character straight. I was very pleased to watch this movie, although the high level of sexual content made me feel uncomfortable at times. Even so, the outstanding acting and performances solidified the movie and made it definitely worth watching.
As Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directing debut, the Don Jon movie is solid. If you Buy into the idea This plot has, you should see this Movie. You can buy it here. (affiliate link) If you had seen this movie, what did you think of it? Leave a comment below.