Our Don Jon review was really a bit tricky, and if you’ve been around with us for a while, you know that while we may differ in our perspective a great deal, our ratings often end up pretty close to each other anyway.
With this one, our ratings were slightly different, but we somehow managed to have all the same positives and negatives. If nothing else, that cemented my feeling that everything about the film was a little too straight-forward, and that it really lacked the complexity it seemed to be after.
Still, this is a strange film in a lot of ways, and as much as we may focus on the negatives during the review, it’s still interesting and the actors were certainly giving solid efforts. Tony Danza can’t be overlooked here either, because he runs with the little screen time he gets.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is still his charismatic, engaging self, and the story he is hoping to work comes through fairly well (especially during key scenes when he visits the church and gets the same result at confession, and when he apologizes to Scarlett Johansson‘s character), but there is some level of depth that we’re ultimately only talking about, and not actually managing.
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Don Jon Review