Without giving away too many spoilers, the movie follows the main character Jon, nicknamed Don Jon by his friends for his reputation as a ladies man. Jon’s life revolves around his apartment, his ride, his body, his church, his family, his friends, his ladies, and his porn. Jon finds porn to be a normal part of life and ranks it above real sex for his ability to lose himself in it. Things get tricky when Jon falls in love and enters into an actual relationship, while continuing his apparent addiction to porn. It gets complicated when he finds that his opinion of porn clashes with his girlfriends’. Don Jon is funny, touching, serious, and full of dynamic character development. It does all of this while addressing topics most shy away from and are afraid to talk openly about.
Here's a trailer for the movie (below). Please note: the trailer is fairly long and does contain some spoilers.
As a former porn addict, I found this film extremely refreshing and Gordon-Levitt’s perspective on porn/porn addiction to be unique and somewhat enlightening. Honestly, it was a stepping stone for me in my overcoming porn addiction. It inspired me to do more research, dig deeper, and finally beat the addiction. I’m sure it won’t have that effect on everyone, but it really stuck a chord for me and for that reason, I would highly recommend it to anyone with a porn addiction who is trying to stop. Great movie!
If you’ve already seen it, please leave me a comment and let me know what you thought. And if you haven’t seen it yet, please stop reading my blog and go check it out!