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Old September 26 2013, 05:14 AM   #501
Agent Richard07
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Re: Movies Seen In 2013


155. Don Jon (✩✩✩✩) - Screening - I got a free pass to this movie last week at the comic shop. It was written by, directed by and stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and includes Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore and Tony Danza among the cast. It's about a guy who's love of porn is ruining the experience of sex with real women. The exploration of real sex vs the fantasy of porn was done quite well. It was both seen and described by Levitt's character in explicit yet humorous detail. Levitt really put himself out there with both his character's private time with porn as well as with some steamy and graphic sex scenes with some rather attractive ladies. He's certainly not afraid to embarrass himself for his art. I liked his directorial debut. He did well at hitting the right beats to get the right response from the audience like a good comedian does. Glad I saw it with a packed house so that I could see the timely and positive reactions. The performances were top notch (the cast played some pretty good Jersey Shore guido types) but as far as the writing, I was afraid that Levitt wouldn't be able to wrap things up properly and sure enough, he didn't. At least that's how I felt. He made the point he was trying to make, but it still felt like he had a great idea but didn't quite know how to finish it. Still, it's a great movie and I highly recommend it. One of the surprising things about the film is that it fits with the times. It doesn't demonize casual sex despite trying to tackle the porn issue.

Theatre: 23
Blu-ray: 10
DVD: 21
Netflix: 5
Live TV: 17
Download: 75
YouTube: 3
Screening: 1
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