Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull “10s” every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don’t compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women.
Crass, funny, and startlingly sincere, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Don Jon’s Addiction resonates with its utterly authentic realization of people and place, transcending New Jersey stereotypes by infusing its characters with tantalizing complexities. Gordon-Levitt’s chemistry with costars Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore ignites the screen with heat and emotion. With abundant charm and formidable wit, Don Jon’s Addiction marks the evolution of an incredibly talented actor into a truly gifted writer/director. - T. G.
About the Director
Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes his feature directorial debut with Don Jon’s Addiction, which he wrote and stars in alongside Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. He has previously attended the Sundance Film Festival with the films Hesher, (500) Days of Summer, Brick, Mysterious Skin, and Manic, as well as with his open-collaboration production company hitRECord. His additional film credits include Lincoln, Looper, The Dark Knight Rises, 50/50, Inception, and The Lookout, among others.
Cast and Credits
Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Screenwriter: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Executive Producer: Nicolas Chartier
Producer: Ram Bergman
Cinematographer: Thomas Kloss
Editor: Lauren Zuckerman
Production Designer: Meghan C. Rogers
Composer: Nathan Johnson
Principal Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly, Rob Brown
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