The first trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's new film project Don Jon is available for you to watch, and it's pretty great. So if you like what you've seen and heard about the movie so far, this is your chance to get a real taste of what's in store for you.
This was the first film that Gordon-Levitt wrote and directed, and he did a fantastic job. I thought the movie was extremely well made, entertaining, and it also has a message. You can read our review of the film here, and watch our video review here.
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.
Gordon-Levitt previously explained the film saying,
People were assuming it was a film about porn addiction and sex addiction, which really isn’t true. That’d be sort of like saying “The Maltese Falcon” is a movie about a statue of a falcon. DON JON is a comedy about how men and women treat each other, and how the media we consume can create unrealistic expectations that we put on one another. That’s why the story centers around a relationship between a young man (played by me) who watches too much pornography and a young woman (played by Scarlett) who watches too many romantic Hollywood movies. It’s a topic I personally find fascinating and hilarious.
The movie also stars Julianne Moore and Tony Danza. Don Jon opens in theaters on October 18th, 2013.