Coming Attractions: Don Jon
We’ve known Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the actor, since his long-haired, is-that-a-girl-or-a-boy days in 3rd Rock From the Sun, and have watched him tackle interesting roles in some of the best films of the last decade: (500) Days of Summer, Inception, 50/50 and Looper, among others. Now, one of today’s brightest stars steps behind the camera for 2013’s Don Jon.
Jon Martello (Gordon-Levitt) is a modern day Don Juan who objectifies everything in his life, especially women. His friends call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull “10s” every weekend without fail. But his addiction to porn has made him dissatisfied with life and he sets out on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life. However, he ends up seeing the bigger picture and learning more about life and love through two different women.
Joe Gordon-Levitt’s movie screened at the Sundance Film Festival, where Entertainment Weekly managing editor Jess Cagle called it “one of the best movies I saw at the fest” and wrote, “funny, touching, smart, and supremely confident, Don Jon is also Gordon-Levitt’s feature directorial debut, and it establishes him as one of Hollywood’s most exciting new directors”.
The recently released trailer shows just how funny Joseph’s directorial debut will be, and showcases two potentially great performances by him and Scarlett Johansson. Check it out right below.