Sunday, August 24, 2014
Don Jon by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2013 (R)
Jon Martello's romantic exploits are legendary among his friends, but his obsession with online porn saps his enthusiasm for real sex. As he searches for intimacy -- or avoids it -- Jon meets two women with vital lessons to teach him.
I liked the way Gordon-Levitt made his movie look like a video clip for the first part of the movie, with everything in rhythm, sleek, almost fancy in its simplicity. The stereotypes are funny since they are so right-on, till the moment Julianne Moore enters. Of course, a movie with Julianne Moore cannot just be superficial. Although the shift turned ok for some time, it feels like an easy redemption at the end and almost a cheesy romantic comedy. Strange...
with Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, Lincoln, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper, 50/50), Scarlett Johansson (Her, Hitchcock, We Brought a Zoo, The Avengers, Scoop, The Horse Whisperer, Under the Skin), Julianne Moore (Non-Stop, What Maisie knew, The Kids are All Right, Crazy, Stupid, Love., Chloe, A Single Man, Game Change, The English Teacher), Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson, Rob Brown, Jeremy Luke, Italia Ricci, Lindsey Broad