March 28, 2014 7:40 pm

Don Jon – DVD review

Simplistic morality tale casts Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a superstud with a Catholic conscience and a penchant for porn

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2013

Warner

As problems go it’s not likely to evoke much sympathy, but dating Scarlett Johansson can really impinge on a man’s onanistic online activities. Writing, directing and starring, Joseph Gordon-Levitt casts himself in the role of a superstud with a Catholic conscience and a penchant for porn that reaches worrying dimensions.

The cure, it turns out, is spending a night with Julianne Moore. Shifting awkwardly from sex romp to simplistic morality tale, Don Jon has neither the profane thrills of a Team Apatow comedy nor the tortured sexual anguish of Shame.


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