First Trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Directorial Debut ‘Don Jon’

By May 22, 2013

I had the opportunity to attend the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and one of the films I saw there was Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction. Written by, directed by, and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the story follows a “Jersey Shore”-style guy who falls for a high class girl (Scarlett Johansson) while they each come to grips with the other’s addictions: he’s addicted to porn, and she’s addicted to Hollywood romantic comedies.

In my review of the film, I called it “charming, very funny, sexy, smart, and entertaining, and is one of the most energetic and defined directorial debuts I’ve seen in quite some time.” It’s a great look at the way our culture is influenced by media, and it has some truly terrific performances in it. The film was recently retitled Don Jon, the film has released its first official trailer in preparation for its release on October 18th, 2013.

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Ben is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. His work has been featured at,,,, and many more sites across the web. Some of his favorite movies include The Rocketeer, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Tombstone, Lucky Number Slevin, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Collateral, Double Indemnity, Back to the Future and The Prestige. Follow him on Twitter: @BenPears.