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A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

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Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. Written by SophiaLB

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Rated R for strong graphic sexual material and dialogue throughout, nudity, language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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27 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Don Jon's Addiction  »

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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$8,677,009 (USA) (27 September 2013)

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$24,475,193 (USA) (3 January 2014)
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut on a feature. See more »

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When Barbara and Jon meet after they split up, Barbara pulls her hair to one side. In the next shot, her hair is on both sides of her head again. See more »

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Don Jon: Yeah. Not gonna lie. But this sound makes me hard as a fucking rock.
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Joseph Gordon Levitt proves he can act and direct at the same time. Bringing Tony Danza back (in a different more extreme Dad role than most know him from) was a great move too. But the movie is all about JGL performance. In front and behind the camera, choosing how to cut a movie together that some might call pornography (though it isn't, it's a movie about addiction).

Sex addiction is something that people take very lightly, making fun of it most of the time. But it can be more serious than that. And Don Jon proves that in a very comical way. Where Michael Fassbender went on and played it like a drama (equally good at least in "Shame"), this movie is lighter in tone most of the time. Still having drama to sit through, but the comic moments, make this an easier film to watch. If you don't mind the sexual theme it has, you will get a powerful movie about the Downfalls of addiction


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