Grade • C
DVD • In his directorial debut, “Don Jon,” actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows some sharp technical skills, but his clichéd script does his performance no favors.
Gordon-Levitt plays Jon, dubbed “The Don” by his buddies for his pick-up talent. Jon loves the ladies, and he loves his parents (Tony Danza and Glenne Headly), but he really loves his Internet porn.
Then he meets Barbara (Scarlett Johansson), a shallow beauty who starts molding Jon into her image of a perfect boyfriend. He also meets Esther (Julianne Moore), an older woman with her own sexual philosophy.
The shallow ethnic stereotyping, all Joisey accents and wife-beater T-shirts, wastes Gordon-Levitt’s abundant charm.