Don Jon

Over the last few years, the world has fallen in love with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the actor. This October, you’ll fall in love with him as a director too. His first film, Don Jon, hits theaters October 18. It features the actor as a young ladies man from Jersey, with one major problem in life: he’s totally addicted to Internet porn. The vice dominates all aspects of his life, whether he’s dating Scarlett Johnasson, meeting Julianne Moore or hanging with father Tony Danza. Gordon-Levitt, as a director and actor, handles that awkward topic with grace, crafting a hilarious and poignant film. You can read our thoughts about it right here.

Now, you can finally get a glimpse at Don Jon yourself as the first trailer has been released. Check it out below.

Thanks to Apple.com for the trailer. Head there for it in HD or watch the embed below.

The film, formerly called Don Jon’s Addiction, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and you can click here for our thoughts and even a video blog.

This trailer is a great representation of the film. Upbeat, fun, funny, it even employs some of the editing and repetition Gordon-Levitt uses in the movie. However, there were a few scenes in there I wish weren’t in the trailer, specifically the cameos and Scarlett’s discovery. Including them makes sense, though. Don Jon was never going to be an easy movie to sell, and this trailer fires almost every bullet they have in hopes of roping everyone in.

Here’s the official plot description:

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.

 

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