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Don Jon (2013)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  27 September 2013 (USA)
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Don Jon's Addiction  »

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Box Office


$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$24,475,193 (USA) (3 January 2014)

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Did You Know?


In one of Jon's porn videos, the blonde standing in front of the refrigerator is porn star Kayden Kross. See more »


The cigarette that Jon and Esther smoke in her Jeep is longer at the end of the scene. See more »


[first lines]
Don Jon: Yeah. Not gonna lie. But this sound makes me hard as a fucking rock.
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.7 (2013) See more »


Written and Performed by Danny Saber
Courtesy of Scepter Music Inc.
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Great directorial debut from JGL
8 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this at a pre-screening for SXSW and I was really impressed. Joseph Gordon-Levitt really holds his own as a writer/director, and it was nice to see him in a role I hadn't really considered him "right" for. Scarlett Johansen and Julianne Moore are both wonderful as well. Basically, you should see this if you get the chance. It's funny, charming, different, and tells a great story that ends up going in a direction I hadn't anticipated.

This movie basically tells the story of a young guido (Gordon-Levitt) who has a porn addiction and ends up in a relationship with Scarlett Johansen's character. One thing leads to another, blah blah blah.... you'll see when you see it. I don't want to give too much away.

Anyway, yeah! Really good movie, great directorial debut, and a well told story. I'd recommend this film.

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