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Park City -- Francois Truffaut’s characters used to intently pose the question, “Are films more important than life?” whereas Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s horndog in Don Jon’s Addiction wrestles with the philosophical conundrum that seems more relevant to contemporary young men, “Is porn preferable to real sex?” Crude, repetitive and rigorously single-minded, the popular actor’s writing and directing debut lays it all on a bit thick, as the few points the film has to make are underscored time and time again. Still, the preoccupation with sex, and the presence of Scarlett Johansson as the object of some of that obsession, may

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