Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut, Don Jon, gets a pretty impressive trailer. Looks like this could be an emotional film that uses humor to deal with some of its issues.
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.
Check out the official synopsis underneath the trailer.
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 on his favorite website videoshd. 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.
Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Brie Larson, Rob Brown and Tony Danza.
ETA: USA – 18 October, 2013.