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Watch: The First Trailer For Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Directorial Debut 'Don Jon'

by Drew Taylor
May 22, 2013 3:29 PM
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Don Jon, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

After becoming a hit at Sundance and South by Southwest (our review called it "impressive and charming"), Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, the porn addiction comedy "Don Jon," finally has a trailer. And judging by the brief glimpse at the movie, it's easy to see why audiences went loony for this – it looks pretty damn charming, with Levitt leading an amazing cast (including Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza and Brie Larson) and an original, totally identifiable take on the modern romantic comedy.

After a rambling 40 seconds or so of Gordon-Levitt introducing the clip (just show us the goods, Robin), the trailer starts with narration by Gordon-Levitt's "Don Jon" Martello, with the New Jersey accent slathered on nice and thick. "There's only a few things I care about," he says before listing them off: "My body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and… my porn." Until, of course, he meets Scarlett Johansson as Barbara. He falls in love and things seem to be going swimmingly until she discovers his porn addiction. Then things get sticky (pun very much intended).

There's a great moment in the trailer where Scarlett walks in on her and she asks what he was doing, to which he replies, "I was just reading emails." It's pretty funny. The movie also looks incredibly stylish, with all of the actors seemingly having the time of their lives. Speaking of which, we also get a glimpse of the movie-within-the-movie, featuring Anne Hathaway and Channing Tatum. Can't wait.

"Don Jon" opens on October 18th.

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  • amy | August 9, 2013 4:57 PMReply

    Joseph-Gordon Levitt never disappoints. I mean, seriously, he may be a serial killer under all that perfection. Just sayin'. This film looks hilarious because it's so real-to-actual life. ....aaaand, that's kinda sad.

  • Rob | May 23, 2013 9:36 AMReply

    Can't help but notice it opens the same way The Lookout does... Regardless, I'll see anything he's in.

  • DG | May 22, 2013 7:24 PMReply

    Holy shit that looks great

  • Lincoln | May 22, 2013 4:41 PMReply

    I rarely go see comedies in the theater. I'll be hitting this one.

  • TIDJANI | May 22, 2013 4:40 PMReply

    haaaa le trailer est parfaitement fait... Et dire qu'on va attendre si longtemps avant de l'avoir en salle, que ce sois aux STATES or FRANCE!!! :(

  • bruno dias | May 22, 2013 4:16 PMReply

    So Joseph Gordon Levitt wants to be Mark Whalberg, that's it?

  • BEF | May 22, 2013 3:56 PMReply

    This looks better than I thought from the description ... especially if there is a decent amount of dissection of rom com/porn on the same plane of falsities.

  • jon | May 22, 2013 3:55 PMReply

    Looks super '90s.

  • yer | May 22, 2013 3:50 PMReply

    Looks like a guido version of a Woody Allen movie. I'll watch it.

  • giuliana centurion | May 22, 2013 3:48 PMReply

    it's perfect and sincere. Great job Joseph

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