After an immense amount of hype surrounding the film, Don Jon has finally released its first trailer. Having been picked up by Relativity Media out of Sundance, the first written and directed feature by Joseph Gordon-Levitt looks to titillate audiences in a very unconventional way. After the jump check out the full trailer for Don Jon.
Originally entitled Don Jon’s Addiction, it would seem that the Relativity wants to focus more on the comedy and relationship aspect of the film rather than the addiction side of the story. Imagine if Shame wasn’t called Shame; distributors would have to call it Cognition so audiences wouldn’t get the sense that the film was going to go into a darker place. I’m fine with the new title, but hopefully the film doesn’t lose it’s focus.
Having lost the “addiction,” the trailer below gives off more of a rom-com vibe. It doesn’t seem like the porn is the problem and more of an inconvenience for his relationship with Scarlett Johansson. Don’t get me wrong, the movie looks really entertaining, funny, and sexy, but I believe JGL is shooting for way more than that for his first film. Check it out:
Everything about the trailer is solid. A good tease to a main dish. The one thing that throws it off is Julianne Moore. Nothing in the trailer really gives her a sense of purpose and significantly downplays her role. Or maybe she doesn’t have a big part? But why cast someone with such a name as hers without utilizing her incredible talents? We’ll have to wait and find out when the film releases later this year.
Here is the official plot synopsis for Don Jon, courtesy of Apple Trailers:
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old-fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to “pull” a different woman every weekend, but even the finest fling doesn’t compare to the bliss he finds alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Barbara Sugarman (Scarlett Johansson) is a bright, beautiful, good old-fashioned girl. Raised on romantic Hollywood movies, she’s determined to find her Prince Charming and ride off into the sunset. Wrestling with good old-fashioned expectations of the opposite sex, Jon and Barbara struggle against a media culture full of false fantasies to try and find true intimacy in this unexpected comedy written and directed by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Don Jon hits theaters this Fall on Friday, September 27, 2013.
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