Don Jon (2013) Film Review

Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon Levitt) fancies himself to be a ladies man however when he falls for Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) he decides to settle down. This is harder than he anticipates and Jon finds giving up his true passion, internet porn, much more difficult.

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Don Jon opens as it means to go on. The slick montage that greets viewers bombards them with hyper-sexualised, pop culture imagery. This montage serves to introduce Don through external symbols. Don Jon is a man who finds meaning from his job, his apartment, and masturbation. Jon moves from his montage to a coldly light room. Don masturbates to the lonely glow of a laptop screen and the theme of the movie becomes apparent: objectification. Continue reading “Don Jon (2013) Film Review”