Dave Skylark and his producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show "Skylark Tonight". When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, they are recruited by the CIA to turn their trip to Pyongyang into an assassination mission.
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
David O. Russell
Robert De Niro
Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. Written by
The "football game" Jon, Sr. is watching towards the end, is from the film The Replacements (2000). See more »
Near the beginning of the movie when Bobby pulls up Barbara's Facebook profile, it shows that they are close friends (there is a star next to the "Friends" button), when at this point Jon had barely obtained her name. See more »
Yeah. Not gonna lie. But this sound makes me hard as a fucking rock.
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Joseph Gordon-Levitt wrote, director and stars as Jon, a
twenty-something man who loves women but what he loves even more is
watching porn. He meets Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) who demands that
he gives it up for her. DON JON isn't the greatest film ever made but I
will say that I don't recall ever watching a movie that was so
confident. Confidence is something most people lack and even most brass
movies lack it but DON JON certainly isn't afraid to say what it wants
to and stick by it. Having a romantic comedy that says watching porn is
better than being with women and then tells you why that's the case is
something incredibly rare. What's even rarer is that this type of
subject is usually just played for cheap laughs but here there's a
complete story wrapped around it that asks a lot of questions, gives a
lot of answers and as I said, is 100% confident about itself. The
confidence just really jumps off the screen unlike any movie I've ever
seen and that's where the original aspect of this film comes. There
have been countless movies that downplay women but this one here just
does so in such a fresh and original way that you can't help but enjoy
it. It also is very smart about guys, their mentality on sex and
various other issues. Gordon-Levitt does a wonderful job all around but
especially in the acting department. As the writer he certainly knows
this character very well but it still takes a very strong performance
to get that to the screen and the actor does a fabulous job. Johansson
also turns in her greatest work outside of a Woody Allen picture and
Tony Danza is very memorable in his supporting bit as is Glenne Headly
and Julianne Moore. The screenplay is certainly dirty and covers a lot
of topics but the film never crosses the offensive line. The main
reason it doesn't cross the line is that it remains smart no matter
what it's saying and how dirty it's being said. DON JON is certainly a
refreshing film that should get one excited thinking that Gordon-Levitt
could turn into someone to keep your eye on not just as an actor but as
a writer and director.
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