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Don Jon (2013)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Gordon-Levitt ... Jon
Scarlett Johansson ... Barbara
Julianne Moore ... Esther
Tony Danza ... Jon Sr.
Glenne Headly ... Angela
Brie Larson ... Monica
Rob Brown ... Bobby
Jeremy Luke ... Danny
Paul Ben-Victor ... Priest
Italia Ricci ... Gina
Lindsey Broad ... Lauren
Amanda Perez ... Lisa
Sarah Dumont ... Sequins
Sloane Avery ... Patricia
Loanne Bishop ... Barbara's Mom
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Storyline

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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There's more to life than a happy ending. See more »

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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Don Jon's Addiction See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,677,009, 29 September 2013

Gross USA:

$24,477,704

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,277,704
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Facebook page for Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is real, and her friends are celebrities under false names. See more »

Goofs

The movie theater Jon and Barbara go to has the Regency Theaters logo visible. There are no Regency Theaters in New Jersey; the chain is unique to Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Don Jon: Yeah. Not gonna lie. But this sound makes me hard as a fucking rock.
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Connections

References The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Vibrations
Written by Amir Shakir (as Amir Quadeer Shakir), Mark Wahlberg, Donnie Wahlberg (as Donald Wahlberg) and Dan Hartman
Performed by Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (as Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch) & Loleatta Holloway
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Excellent movie with a very realistic view of todays society
29 December 2013 | by marcel-schwarz-877-391594See all my reviews

Usually when watching movies, even new ones, you can feel that even though they send an interesting message and make you think, often their context is already outdated.

Not so Don Jon, the problems here seem more actual than ever in our generation. Media and commercials are giving people ideas how their life should be and in consequence how their partner should be.

Of course, this differs according to gender just like this movie shows - girls, growing up with Disney movies and romantic comedies, are taught that they need to find the perfect boy with a good salary, the wish for a family, and of course so romantic that he basically can fulfill her every wish without her even telling. Boys, on the other hand, are conditioned by the omnipresence of pornography, starting with naked women in commercials and music videos up to internet porn that creates exact expectations on how their girlfriends should look like and how they need to perform for them in order to get pleasure.

Needless to say, this "one-sidedness" on both sides creates a contrast that makes many relationships struggle just like we can see it in this movie - Barbara, the young, gorgeous woman played by Scarlett Johansson, sets all her demands on her boyfriend clear on the beginning, while Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) who could have every girl he wanted does not even get the satisfaction he needs from this "perfect girl" alone.

All in all, this movie is a very good psychological analysis of today's society. Although it might contain content some people might view as offensive and you shouldn't probably be watching it with your family or small children, it gives a lot to think about.


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