Don Jon [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [Blu-ray/DVD] [2013]

  • SKU: 2978534
  • Release Date: 12/31/2013
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (235 out of 275)

Special Features


  • Making of Don Jon
  • Don Jon's origin
  • Joe's hats!
  • Objectified
  • Themes and varations
  • HitRECord shorts
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Don Jon
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his feature directorial debut with this funny yet earnest psychological comedy-drama about a womanizer named Jon Martello (Gordon-Levitt) who earns the nickname "Don Jon" for his ability to charm beautiful women, but remains unable to forge a meaningful connection with the opposite sex due to his all-consuming Internet porn addiction. Meanwhile, as Jon struggles to free himself from the realm of virtual debauchery, he connects with two disparate women (Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore), who separately try to teach him the true value of intimacy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Jon "Don Jon" Martello, Jr.
  • Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson - Barbara Sugarman
  • Julianne Moore
    Julianne Moore - Esther
  • Tony Danza
    Tony Danza - Jon Martello, Sr.
  • Brie Larson
    Brie Larson - Monica Martello



Overall customer rating

3.9
86%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Witty and funny Rom-Com

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    Bluenote19
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directorial debut with a witty and funny atypical romantic comedy. Levitt plays Jon but his friends call him (Don) because of his remarkable talent for picking up women. Despite his ease with charming women his most intimate moments comes from watching women on the internet. Which he indulges himself to the point of addiction. Why? It appears real women can't meet his high expectations the way the internet can. After all, real women have real problems, real issues and real needs. All things that will disrupt his ideal lifestyle. Being self-absorbed Jon does all things with vigor including going to the gym, going to church and having Sunday dinner with his family. His family is wonderfully portrayed by Tony Danza, Glenn Headly, and Brie Larson. Jon's objectification of women takes a different turn when he meets Barbara (Scarlett Johannson). Jon labels her a "true 10" and he finally has to put in some effort to land the lady that has caught his attention. It turns out Barbara is as firmly selfish and ambitious as Jon is narcissistic. She insists Jon go to school, get a better job and get a cleaning lady. Barbara's vision and treatment of their relationship runs parallel to a romantic comedy. Can two self absorbed people be a match made in heaven? While in school Jon meets Esther (Julianne Moore) an older woman whom helps him discover himself anew. Levitt has done himself well here and gave us an atypical Hollywood movie well worth watching.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible! Do not even think of buying or watching.

    Posted
    JJ033

    I thought this movie would be great; had good actors and actresses, and the previews made it look like an enjoyable and funny movie. Well, as soon as me and my wife started watching it we were shocked. If you didn't read what it was about, here is a summary (and don't worry I don't think I'm giving away any endings): Don Jon is addicted to watching X rated movies online and "pleasuring himself"...that is basically it! The story goes on about how he meets a girl, he interacts with his family, and how he "pleasures" himself continuously; that is it! Oh, and they show a lot of clips from the X rated movies he watches (not everything but you get the idea). At first, I thought it was funny because I was watching it with my wife, but after about 3 more clips it got weird, then after another 3 it got worse, then it just turned outright bad. I have no idea how anyone can enjoy this movie, absolutely horrible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It is more than what you think

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    Mel0212
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    Many people saw the previews and thought.."oh a guy who is addicted to...." but you should expect more than a shallow thoughtless romp. Knowing Joseph Gordon-Levitt and his wide range of past roles, it was obvious his written/directorial debut would be nothing less than thought-provoking and moving with real character growth and a solid story. Don Jon is a really serious drama coupled with a bit of crass humor but it is entirely loveable. It is an interesting commentary on modern relationships and about learning to not let "what you expect" from love keep you from finding happiness in "what you have"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It was ok.Expected more

    Posted
    WallaceK
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    DON JON is a really good film from writer-director-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He plays Jon, a young man with a penchant for adult videos. Although perfectly able to attract several girlfriends, he prefers to watch it simulated on his computer. It is only when he encounters middle-aged widow Esther (Julianne Moore) on his university course that he learns to reform. The film makes great comic play out of the contrast between Jon's appetites and the respectability of his life; he regularly confesses his sins in church and visits his family every week for dinner. .

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent movie

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    kiera2012
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    Don Jon is about an ordinary kid. He grew up watching **** and views woman as objects instead of people. He only cares about a few things in life his pad, his ride, his boys, his church, his family, his girls and his ****. The only problem is he isn't a boy anymore hes a grown man and is still acting like a kid. The movie is more in depth than what it sounds like it tries to show you how people view things as.... how men view woman and think they should act vice versa. He has to learn to overcome the fact that woman are more than just objects

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The movie was absolutely hilarious! Almost x-rated

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    gelmac
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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote the movie, starred in the movie and directed the movie. His role was outstanding. Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza were also fantastic. The movie was very close to being an x-rated movie, especially the language, so it is definitely not for everyone. My wife and I thought it was one of the funniest movies of the year. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's numerous visits to the confessional booth in his church were hilarious, along with so many other parts of the movie. My wife and I gave it 4 stars out of 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Starts as expected buts ends more meaningful

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    CowboyTsuNAMi
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    A really different character than we're used to seeing Joseph Gordon Levitt play. Also, it's more a 2014 new-age dilemma story. It's a fun and quirky plot, that doesn't drag you down too much. The ending is meaningful, and can hopefully open the eyes of a lot of people who might feel the same. I know I'm being a bit vague, but I don't want to ruin the story. I saw it when it was on N-Flix, but still decided to buy it on sale, as I think it is worth having for a good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Directorial Debut by JGL

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    Travman
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    Don Jon is the Directorial Debut of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and it was quite an impressive first outing. A basic but good story, great character developement, and excellent acting. The only thing I didn't enjoy was some of the foul language, which fits the characters, but seems a little unnecessary at times. Overall, a great film, and it has a good resolve for the main character. As far as the Disc goes, 4/5 Video, 4.5/5 Audio, and special features are a little light at 2.5/5

    I would recommend this to a friend



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