Movies in Review: “Don Jon”

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I am a fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. So there was no way I was going to miss the release of a movie he directed, wrote and starred in. The theatrical trailer looked interesting enough, so I was all in. I have to be honest, I thought I had the movie figured out from the trailer, but I left the theater a little off kilter by what I saw.

When I left the theater I couldn’t understand how I felt about the movie. The only conclusion I had, was that there wasn’t anything that I didn’t enjoy. After mulling it over for a day I realized that it was the subtle humor and actions in the movie that made it what it was. You will see scenes played over and over with subtle changes that project growth for the character Jon, played by Levitt. And let me just say Levitt and Scarlett Johansson’s characters were my favorite. Johansson did her thing as Barbara Sugarman. She was perfect for this role.

I loved how this film was directed, and written. To be very honest, it was like watching soft porn for some parts of the movie, which I think threw me off and made me a little uncomfortable…lol. But outside of that the situations the characters were put in were real, and fun to watch. Julianne Moore is the wild card, and a strange but wonderful addition to the story. I enjoy movies more when I walk out of the theater getting something totally unexpected. Kudos to Levitt for a job well done…B+

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About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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2 Responses to Movies in Review: “Don Jon”

  1. CMrok93 says:

    It gets a bit messy by the end, however, for a debut, JGL shows that he has plenty of skills and promise for what he’s going to do next. Good review Taj.

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