Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) loves his friends, his family, his church, his body, and his apartment. He goes to clubs, drinks and smashes less like The Hulk, and more like these guys:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has come out swinging. His directorial debut is entertaining, fun, and clever. If you can handle the amount of nudity in the film please go see it. Beyond the nudity is a thoughtful commentary on relationship issues that still might be uncomfortable for some. It also touches on the somewhat taboo of Internet porn addiction, and the biggest taboo of all, being from New Jersey.
This movie pokes fun at romantic comedies, while being a dark comedy about an alpha male with intimacy issues. It proposes that life doesn’t end like the movies, but genuine human connections make it worth living. It even takes us on a journey that shows us that love and intimacy can be found in the strangest places!
The accents were spot on. I was teleported to New Jersey, I got to sit with Tony Danza’s family for Sunday night dinner, and I loved every minute of it.
This movie is no Academy Award winner. The story moved pretty predictably, but I was so entertained by the characters and story that it didn’t bother me. It was a tale about things and people, a day in the life. That is what made it special.
Don Jon provides an insight into finding intimacy in a partner. The cinematography and tight dialogue keep the laughs and story going. It is an enjoyable ride that tries to decide what really matters in a partner.
Take a shot: for every creepy old man that shows up to the movie theatre alone. (6 for me.)
Drink a Beer: for every time Levitt and Danza go at it (Who’s the boss?)
Drink a Beer: every time ScarJo says “I ask you for one little thing.”
Take a Shot: every time you hear the Mac boot-up sound.