Joseph Gordon-Levitt took Sundance by storm earlier this year with his directorial debut Don Jon (formerly Don Jon’s Addiction), earning rave reviews and causing quite the bidding war. He stars as “Don Jon” Martello, a buff Jersey guy who only cares about “my body, my pad, my ride, my family, my church, my boys, my girls and… my porn.” His carefree lifestyle is complicated when he falls for Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) and she discovers his porn addiction, which he claims is no different to her love of rom-coms. The supporting cast includes Julianne Moore, Tony Danza, Glenne Headly and Rob Brown — as well as humourous cameos from Anne Hathaway and Channing Tatum in the movie-within-the-movie — and everyone involved seems to be having a blast. This looks like a slick, confident and charming debut from Gordon-Levitt, who has clearly been taking notes from director pal Rian Johnson, and I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for a New Zealand release date.
Don Jon opens on October 18 in the US. Watch the first trailer below