added: Mon, Jun 17th '13
Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his directorial and writing debut with "Don Jon," a New Jersey-set dramedy about a streetwise Romeo whose unbridled porn addiction causes his newest girlfriend to think twice about their relationship. In addition to electing himself to play the lead, Gordon-Levitt nabbed some top talent for his debut. For instance, Scarlett Johansson plays his Jersey dream girl who (naturally) is named, Barabara Sugarman. Not bad.
However, the greatest casting choice in the movie (in our opinion) goes to Tony Danza, who costars as Gordon-Levitt's plain-spoken father. And going by the film's first clip, Danza is about pitch-perfect at playing an aging ladies' man with a great appreciation for the female physique. Watch it above.
"Don Jon" is now opening in theaters on September 27th.
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. 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.
directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Brie Larson, Rob Brown
release date September 27, 2013