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Joseph Gordon-Levitt only cares about his body, pad, ride, family, church, boys, girls, and porn in the trailer for Don Jon

May. 22, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Joseph Gordon-Levitt has worked with some talented directors in Rian Johnson and Christopher Nolan and seems to have been taking notes from them when it came time to make his directorial debut with DON JON. The film that forced him to drop out of appearing in DJANGO UNCHAINED was a popular film at the Sundance Film Festival and now we have a look at the trailer for the movie via Apple complete with an introduction from the filmmaker and star.

DON JON seems to be treading similar themes about masculinity and sex as Steve McQueen's SHAME with Michael Fassbender. Where SHAME was a stark and serious look at sex addiction, DON JON almost looks like a comedy. I was expecting something more serious from Gordon-Levitt, so this trailer caught me a bit off guard.

Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old-fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to “pull” a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old-fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she’s determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old-fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

The Jersey accents threw me off a bit, but damn if Scarlett doesn't look smoking hot in this movie. The supporting cast all looks like they will bring a nice life to this movie and I expect it to have a similar appeal like SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK had with audiences. It is also a nice extra that the romantic comedy they go see features Channing Tatum and Anne Hathaway. Nicely done, Joseph Gordon-Levitt. And, let us be honest, who hasn't said they were "checking emails" when they got caught spanking it? Anyone? Bueller?

DON JON, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, and Tony Danza. It is set to hit theaters on October 18, 2013.

Source: Apple Trailers

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4:03PM on 05/22/2013
I';ve done that so many times singing in the car till I hit that red light
I';ve done that so many times singing in the car till I hit that red light
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5:04PM on 05/22/2013

Danza

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tony Danza! FInally, the ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD reunion I've always wanted!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tony Danza! FInally, the ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD reunion I've always wanted!
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4:44PM on 05/22/2013

Awesome!

Hilarious trailer, well cut and that bit at the end was hysterical. We've all done that.
Hilarious trailer, well cut and that bit at the end was hysterical. We've all done that.
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9:54PM on 05/22/2013

The thing about Levitt

He is so humble and close to his fans, in a non-fake way, that it feels one of our movie buds finally is making his dream project. The movie looks good
He is so humble and close to his fans, in a non-fake way, that it feels one of our movie buds finally is making his dream project. The movie looks good
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10:15PM on 05/22/2013

I wasn't expecting much from this trailer

but I laughed. A lot. Definitely keeping an eye out for this one.
but I laughed. A lot. Definitely keeping an eye out for this one.
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4:53PM on 05/22/2013

Oh man

JGL is so great. Love this guy. This looks funny.

P.S. Nice to see ScarJo still looking like a goddess.
JGL is so great. Love this guy. This looks funny.

P.S. Nice to see ScarJo still looking like a goddess.
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2:05AM on 05/23/2013

Legit.

Damn this looks mad good. I love the end of this trailer when he is singing in the car. That's soooo me LOL I always sing in my car, and when I am at a traffic light singing still I have my hand over my mouth and my arm on the window LOL.
Damn this looks mad good. I love the end of this trailer when he is singing in the car. That's soooo me LOL I always sing in my car, and when I am at a traffic light singing still I have my hand over my mouth and my arm on the window LOL.
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4:48PM on 05/22/2013
i actually had no interest in this until i saw this clip...and Tony Danza! looks funnier than expected and well thought out.
i actually had no interest in this until i saw this clip...and Tony Danza! looks funnier than expected and well thought out.
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4:48PM on 05/22/2013

Great Trailer

Looking forward to it since I read the review here...
Looking forward to it since I read the review here...
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4:47PM on 05/22/2013
This looks pretty good! Scarlett looks beyond stunning, holy shit.
This looks pretty good! Scarlett looks beyond stunning, holy shit.
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4:45PM on 05/22/2013

Cool

It looks like a good time at the movies. What else can you ask for?
It looks like a good time at the movies. What else can you ask for?
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4:05PM on 05/22/2013
Tony Danza inda house!
Tony Danza inda house!
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9:28AM on 05/23/2013

Wow... just... wow.

This movie looks great. I can't believe a movie that looks like an extended episode of "The Jersey Shore" would actually be this intriguing. I've heard some great buzz about this, and if it's half as good as the trailer, I wouldn't be surprised to see this pick up an oscar nom or two... Gordon-Levitt's due for one... Then again, so is Depp, DiCaprio, Hardy, Gosling... Okay... He might not get one. F**kin Academy!
This movie looks great. I can't believe a movie that looks like an extended episode of "The Jersey Shore" would actually be this intriguing. I've heard some great buzz about this, and if it's half as good as the trailer, I wouldn't be surprised to see this pick up an oscar nom or two... Gordon-Levitt's due for one... Then again, so is Depp, DiCaprio, Hardy, Gosling... Okay... He might not get one. F**kin Academy!
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9:40PM on 05/22/2013
So, this might be the best, most enjoyable "vanity project" ever?
So, this might be the best, most enjoyable "vanity project" ever?
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8:00PM on 05/22/2013
JGL's a riot, and ScarJo's Jersey accent is hysterical.
JGL's a riot, and ScarJo's Jersey accent is hysterical.
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4:06PM on 05/22/2013
Tony Danza inda house!
Tony Danza inda house!
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1:51AM on 05/23/2013
I don't know why some part of me had no real interest in this, and was not looking forward to it. That part of me has now died. RIP: That part of me. Looks awesome!
I don't know why some part of me had no real interest in this, and was not looking forward to it. That part of me has now died. RIP: That part of me. Looks awesome!
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6:12PM on 05/22/2013

Who's the Boss?

...JGL, and Danza apparently. The Joy-see accents do sound hilariously OTT in some parts, but I suspect that may have been intentional. And Scarlett''s character reminds me of a joke: what's the difference between Jersey girls and trash? Trash gets picked up. Apparently it doesn't apply to her, but still.

And maybe I missed it, but when did they drop "Addiction" from the title?
...JGL, and Danza apparently. The Joy-see accents do sound hilariously OTT in some parts, but I suspect that may have been intentional. And Scarlett''s character reminds me of a joke: what's the difference between Jersey girls and trash? Trash gets picked up. Apparently it doesn't apply to her, but still.

And maybe I missed it, but when did they drop "Addiction" from the title?
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2:30PM on 05/23/2013

Gold

Everything JGL touches, turns into gold....and he earns it.
Everything JGL touches, turns into gold....and he earns it.
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5:20PM on 05/22/2013
Now I can see a Superhero in him
Now I can see a Superhero in him
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7:41AM on 05/24/2013

Meh

Looks like it could be either good or pretty cheesy. Scarlett looks hot though.
Looks like it could be either good or pretty cheesy. Scarlett looks hot though.
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1:51AM on 05/23/2013

hehe

caught it at Sundance earlier this year, cant wait to see it again!
i like how the trailer was cut and how the "porn addiction" has a smaller role... i bet they had to cut out a lot of the porn scenes to get a wide release! hahah
caught it at Sundance earlier this year, cant wait to see it again!
i like how the trailer was cut and how the "porn addiction" has a smaller role... i bet they had to cut out a lot of the porn scenes to get a wide release! hahah
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1:31AM on 05/23/2013

Glenne Headly

One of the most underrated actresses ever. Glad she's getting back in to things. Glad to see her here.
One of the most underrated actresses ever. Glad she's getting back in to things. Glad to see her here.
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5:20PM on 05/22/2013
Now I can see a Superhero in him
Now I can see a Superhero in him
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3:02AM on 05/23/2013

I will see it because it is him...ok her too...

If this had been made by any other person than Levitt I would not even be remotely interested. But I am a fan of his talent, and I think it will be good. Plus it will be good seeing Scarlett in a meaty role again rather than just running around being hot.
If this had been made by any other person than Levitt I would not even be remotely interested. But I am a fan of his talent, and I think it will be good. Plus it will be good seeing Scarlett in a meaty role again rather than just running around being hot.
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