The promising directorial debut by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt makes a promising directorial debut in his racy romantic comedy, Don Jon. The former sitcom star underwent a Jersey Shore "Situation" makeover as Jon Martello, a bartender who prefers Internet porn to sex with real women. Scarlett Johansson wears mini-dresses and smacks her gum as Jon's demanding girlfriend Barbara, who has a similar fixation on Hollywood romances. Meanwhile, his cursing father (Tony Danza) constantly watches football games and his sister is glued to her cell phone. Crippling vices aside, the film loses steam and shifts tone when Jon befriends a pot-smoking widower (Julianne Moore) who teaches him how to emotionally connect. In the end, Gordon-Levitt's character seems far too passive and impressionable.