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Don Jon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza

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Jon has a mantra that he repeats, containing the only things he cares about: "My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls, my porn." He frequently hits clubs and takes home women, but as he confesses directly to the camera, he finds that he prefers porn to actual sex for a variety of reasons. One night out, he meets Barbara Sugarman, who, in a shocking turn of events for Jon, refuses to go home with him. He stalks her down and begins courting her, doing the usual romantic approach: dates, romantic movie nights, meeting the family, and so forth. However, when she discovers him watching porn late one night, she makes him swear to never watch porn again; it's either her or porn. Outwardly, he chooses her, but he begins sneaking his porn around and watching it in secret. He begins taking classes, at Barbara's urging to get a degree, and he meets Esther, an older woman who thinks porn is totally normal, but also knows a thing or two about actual sexual relationships. They begin to grow close and get to the heart of why Jon is disinterested in sex compared to porn. Meanwhile, Barbara grows more and more domineering over his life, and when she finally discovers Jon with his secret porn, he is forced to decide: does he fight to try to win her back, or has he changed to the point where she's not what he wants anymore?
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The review of this Movie prepared by R.W. Hainline a Level 29 Superb Fruit-Dove scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Taboo Sex Story?    -   Yes Kind of sex:    -   voyeurism How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   blue collar Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   rude people Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   actual description of sex    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt    -   seeing full frontal--women Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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