Watch: Don Jon 2013 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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..
Plot: 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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Sex, love and pornography.
As if Joseph Gordon-Levitt couldn’t get any better. The former child star has turned into quite the up-and-coming young actor as he’s worked to re-brand himself as something more than that kid from 3rd Rock From the Sun. Over the years, he’s starred in such films as Brick, The Dark Knight Rises and Looper, and has proved to be the type of actor whom everyone loves – and who actually deserves that love. However, his most impressive performance to date might just be the one he gave behind the camera with Don Jon.
The film marks Levitt’s first time writing and directing a feature- length film, and it makes one hell of an impression, especially because he tackles the lead role as well. Don Jon is one of those movies that has plenty of laughs and a few heartfelt moments, and it’s certainly entertaining. But it also touches on a few interesting social issues. I think I’ll just go ahead and say it, but Joseph Gordon-Levitt gives away a few trade secrets, much to the horror of men everywhere: Don Jon touches on that dreadfully embarrassing fact that every guy is terrified will come out. What secret is that? Well, it’s probably best to put it in the words of the protagonist, Jon, himself: “Every guy looks at porn, every day.”
Well, that last part might be a bit of an exaggeration, but Don Jon does bring up the point that pornography has become so readily available through the internet and even television that it’s just simply within arm’s reach at every single second of every single day, and every guy now and then reaches out to take a handful. However, society still treats it as something shameful and embarrassing, rather than a fact of life.
Don Jon doesn’t treat the use of pornography as something that should destroy relationships or cause significant others to fly off the handle in fits of jealousy. In fact, the movie seems to indicate, it’s a habit that’s probably pretty healthy. That isn’t to say that Jon has a healthy habit, as he’s reduced to having to look at pornography constantly throughout the day, even after sex, but you know, that’s an extreme example.
Then again, maybe it isn’t. Maybe the film offers a bit of a warning about how a little pornography is perfectly normal, but a lot can create a monster. Too much porn can make it so that it’s nearly impossible to connect with someone else on a meaningful level. After all, watching too much sex can create expectations that are as unrealistic as the ones the romantic comedies create.
What really impressed me about Don Jon, though, are the performances that Levitt pulls out of his co-stars. I’ve honestly never seen Scarlett Johansson give a better performance than she did as Jon’s trashy New Jersey girlfriend, Barbra. She’s absolutely despicable as she slowly begin to reveal her true intentions and tries to paint Jon as the bad guy when she discovers his addiction. On top of that, Tony Danza gives a side-splitting performance as Jon’s hot-headed father who gets into dick-measuring contest with his son every Sunday night (figurative, people, come on).
However, the most impressive of them all is Levitt himself, who has repeatedly proved that he is one hell of an actor and one who has earned my trust as a moviegoer. The role is something so far from what I would have ever pictured him portraying, but he pulls it off beautifully as he plays the scumbag good-guy stereotype.
Now for the hard part. I really enjoyed Don Jon. It strikes as a solid balance between art and entertainment, it’s filled with lots of laughs and it touches on a sensitive topic in a way that doesn’t seem preachy. The ending is a little weak, but everything up until that is golden. However, I’m not sure if it’s what one would call a date movie, since it will probably lead to inquisitive stares during a quiet car ride home afterward. And honestly, that’s really too bad. For the people that are willing to embrace the fact that everyone looks at porn, this movie is well worth the price of admission. However, I’m not sure if most of its value comes from the first viewing. It’s no Shame, but there’s really no shame in that.
Porn addict learns sensitivity.
In Don Jon writer/director/star Joseph Gordon-Levitt evades the shallows of both romantic comedy and hardcore porn by moving from isolating artifice to a genuine human engagement. His opening clip of a cartoon announces the silliness, flatness and artificiality of hero Jon’s (Gordon-Levitt) life. At the end he and a mature woman have started “to get lost together.”
Initially Jon and his two buddies indulge adolescent rankings of the women they see and lust after and that Jon has the unfortunate luck to enjoy seriatim. But the other characters are also locked into mechanical behaviour. His father, Jon Sr (Tony Danza), shows where Jon Jr gets his anger, profanity and fear of human connection. Where Junior retreats to porn for fulfillment Dad invests his — preferred fantasy — life in his large-screen NFL coverage. He’s too Old School for Tivo. Jon’s mother (Glenne Headly) is locked into her reflex role, submissive housewife yearning to become a submissive granny. In her ultimate revolt she shuts off the macho TV.
Two women shake Jon Jr out of his reliance on porn to complete his hyper-successful but failed sex life. The first, emblematically named Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson), manipulates his randiness to bring him to heel. She’s so perverse she wants him to give up cleaning his (and future their) flat: “Because it’s not sexy, that’s why!” Her submission to romantic fantasies parallels his to porn. Both kinds of movies, like the TV ads, exploit a shallow sexuality to desensitizing effect. When she finds he’s still dependent on porn she dumps him.
Jon stumbles into a genuine relationship when he connects to Esther (Julianne Moore), at the night school business class Barbara compelled him to take. Older and both more vulnerable and knowing than Jon, Esther opens him up to exploring someone else, caring for her and trying to make sensitive connections where formerly he performed only ritual responses. Where Barbara’s surname evokes indulgence, the Biblical Esther connotes devotion and care.
This relationship is too personal, too serious, too deep to move into conventional labelling. Esther’s husband and son were recently killed in a car accident — presumably by someone else who drives with Jon’s rage and danger — which he also now outgrows. As she brings Jon what he needs to learn he brings her the joy of life that she needs to recover. They may or may not have a future together. The film refuses us the conventional happy ending, whether the gauzy wedding of Barbara’s genre or the money shot of Jon’s. The point is that each has brought the other the open honest connection they need now. For more go to www.yacowar.blogspot.com.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Writer Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore
Country United States
Awards 2 wins & 27 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Panaflex Lightweight, Panavision Primo Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL2, Panavision Primo and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Laboratory, Burbank (CA), USA (color), Modern VideoFilm, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate)
Film Length 2,467 m (5 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213, Vision3 500T 5219)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (anamorphic) (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema