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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Movie Review: Don Jon

He's been featured on the Muse five different times for his looks, his acting and his musical talents (just put his name in my search bar and you'll see). Now I'm also featuring him for his ability to not only star in a good film, but to both write and direct one as well. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the driving force behind Don Jon, a movie about a "guido" who has a set way that he sees the world, and the only things that are important to him are: his body, his car, his church and his porn.

Things turn upside down for him when he falls hard for Barbara (played by Scarlett Johansson), who is not a fan of his addiction to pornography. Jon has to decide between his girlfriend Barbara or his favorite pastime. Or maybe he just needs a little guidance from an unexpected source, aka, Julianne Moore.
What you should take from this is that Don Jon is a very funny movie with a lot of great acting by the main characters. JGL definitely shows that he is one talented former child actor. Totally the creme de la creme of the child actor crop (even though it is a bit weird seeing him so bulky).

But I must say, I think the movie falls a bit flat at the very, very end. Yet, I can't really get too mad about it because it was still quite entertaining. If you're into JGL then go ahead and see this and enjoy yourself for a couple hours. Otherwise, spend your movie theater time watching Rush because I must say, Chris Hemsworth is just as hot. And the movie's good too.

My rating:

Do you plan to see Don Jon?

Movies On My Radar
The Counselor
Thor: The Dark World
Out of the Furnace
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
American Hustle
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty



The Dainty Dolls House said...

I like him as an actor...he's quite good. I'll have to check out this movie, there hasn't been a mass of movies I've been interested in just now...but since winter (bleh) is on it's way, I'll need some movies to entertain me. Have a great day doll x

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Emmylou said...

I've always liked JGL. That dude can do everything!
And yes...Chris Hemsworth....mmmmmm! :D

Mademoiselle Mode said...

Perfect review ^^


Annick said...

Good review! I saw it too and totally agree that the movie fell flat at the end. Didn't really believe in his relationship with the Julianne Moore character. But it was such a funny movie, it's forgivable!

Bold Subtlety

kim bim said...

Great review on this movie,It's a pity it went flat at the end. I have never heard of him before ''don't laugh'' Am not a movie person but recently i have been popping into Movie shops and rentals online to get rocking with thrillers and horror movies. Thanks for sharing babes.
Have a nice evening!!!

Couture Carrie said...

This looked like a sexy one...
Thanks for the honest review!


Kim Alston said...

HaHa Cheryl! He thinks HIGHLY of himself. Love him and Scarlett.I will wait for it on DVD. Awesome review!

Sam said...

Thanks for reviewing this movie, it isn't out here as yet, I think he is a great actor! Thanks for your kind words, they meant a lot to me.

Kashaya said...

Maybe I should watch that movie.=)

Stylish By Nature said...

Great review !! next one :)

New Post up...

Elle Sees said...

i loved him once i saw 500 days of summer, so i'll be seeing this.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I want to see this!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I am kinda intrigued by this movie and didn't know JGL wrote and directed it too! He is too awesome!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Dale Janee said...

OOh I'm so glad I saw this review because I really want to see this (of course it's sold out here in Zurich) but hopefully will be in more theaters. I heard JGL talking about it on Howard Stern last week and it's so cool hearing the background of how he wanted to make this film. Too bad it falls a bit flat but I'd still see it too, I'm easily entertained. LOL. Nice review Cheryl


Ann said...

Love JGL
always have
especially in 500 Days of Summer
I know its so long ago but I really like that movie. I'd definitely go see this one.

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:) nice post babe

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I've not seen this film, but was reading about it in Rolling Stone. I do love him as an actor, my he's grown up! haha. :) Thanks for the review, I'm so out of the loop with new films, other than Hunger Games, adn I can't wait for that one!

MOSAMUSE said...

looks like a cute movie!

Brittney said...

I'm one of those people that would go see the movie just for JGL (that first pic is gold!) I've heard pretty good things about it as well, although I like to judge for myself.


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