Don Jon Synopsis
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.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Gordon-Levitt won't take safe for an answer. So Don Jon tends to stumble as it finds its feet. Still, you leave this movie feeling had at...
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83

The Playlist

By Rodrigo Perez
A beguiling romantic comedy with a heart, soul and pulse that will pleasure you for a full 90 minutes with hardly breaking a sweat.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Gordon-Levitt proves a natural filmmaker, nimbly staging Jon's highly amusing Catholic confessions, along with porn montages that mimic the...
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
I’ll take messy, daring creativity like Gordon-Levitt’s over a formulaic fantasy any day.
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80

Village Voice

By Stephanie Zacharek
It's a comedy that moves with a sense of purpose, as Gordon-Levitt does in the title role.
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80

Arizona Republic

By Bill Goodykoontz
A sharp turn on the romantic comedy, a movie about flawed people doing flawed things, often in funny fashion.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
Gordon-Levitt the writer-director delivers some great laugh lines and a couple of nifty plot pivots, and Gordon-Levitt the actor gives a...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Johansson gives one of her best performances as the bossy, gum-chewing Jersey girl determined to change Jon into her image of a romantic...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Behind the camera, Gordon-Levitt shows serious promise.
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70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Gordon-Levitt’s script can be a bit on-the-nose at times, but that’s an indulgence easily forgiven in a debut feature, and this ensemble...
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A Man's Romantic Comedy

By MedRed
Romantic + Comedy. Those words together strike fear into many a male movie goer. Don Jon technically fits into this genre, but it is most certainly geared to a male audience. For Joseph...

Eeehhh!

By mjalex
I loved the acting but the story was not well written! Sorry I picked it. Wouldn't have been as disappointed if I had watched it at home. Not theater worthy!...

Surprising and very very good...

By jhfink
This is an exceptionally well written and executed film. As Joseph Gordon Levitt's first full length feature film - it represents a promising debut for him as a writer director. Lots to like here -...

uhhh. should be NC17

By hullothere
The reviews I read here before going to see the film did not portray what I saw. Porn with acting. pure and simple. Kept waiting for something interesting with the plot, but it never came. (NO pun...

Joseph Gordon Levitt directs this mini masterpiece.

By simey06
Don Jon was an unique cinematic treat. Joseph Gordon Levitt directs this gem with excellent execution and skill. He was also hilarious, and out of the box yet still incredibly relatable. Any time he...

Good Movie

By kahunanme
This movie was very entertaining. I am surpirsed it did not get a NR17 rating with all of the pron scenes they showed. Everyone was excellent even Tony Danza was hysterical. I would recommened...

Relationship Insght

By lusac
I enjoyed the insight of the relationship tutorial which Gordon-Levitt not only directed and acted but made me believe there is more to a relationship than sex. I enjoyed this movie and would...

Charming, Funny, Sweet

By hmilgrom
This movie was so enjoyable! Joseph Gordon Levitt is a double-threat, directing and starring in this contemporary tale of two lovers with different ideas about romance & sex. (And yes, there's a LOT...

just bad

By ambruch20
we though this was gonna be a good movie but it was one of the worst movie we ever seen. waste of time and money and not very funny...

Don Jon: A Flawless Movie!!

By Gwendolyn-1
It's hard to believe that this flawless, hilarious film, a movie that rings true and deep, could be written by my favorite child star (I was world's biggest fan of Third Rock)--Gordon-Levitt. And he...

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Rated R | For strong graphic sexual material and dialogue throughout, nudity, language and some drug use
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Irreverent romcom about porn is insightful but very graphic.
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