Release Date: September 27, 2013
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Writer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the few young actors working today who seems to not only appreciate their position in Hollywood but also have nothing but respect for their craft. That aspect of his persona becomes instantly evident when you read his quotes page on IMDb or look into his hitrecord.org organization. The fact that he’s a former child actor makes his transformation into an A-list celebrity all the more impressive.
You can imagine my excitement upon learning he wrote, directed and stars in his own movie.
Don Jon tells the story of a seemingly superficial New Jersey man whose obsession with porn creates unrealistic expectations in his personal life. That’s basically a reworking of the plot description listed on IMDb. But the trailer makes the movie look like there’s more to it and more to the character. The movie looks like it takes the audience on a funny and somewhat dramatic journey with the title character. I’m excited to see it.
The supporting cast looks great as well. Judging from a few lines in the trailer, Scarlett Johansson’s accent sounds like it will be spot on. The movie also features Tony Danza, Julianne Moore and Brie Larson.
You can view the trailer below. Let me know what you think in the comments!