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Irreverent romcom about porn is insightful but very graphic.

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(out of 13 reviews)
AGE
16
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Written byAnonymous September 28, 2013
AGE
18
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25+ Film and for Mature Persons that are 21+.

WARNING! Lots of Female Nudity & Sex Scenes is in this film so this film is not for kids.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 15 years old Written byStevie111 September 30, 2013
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16
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Expecting stellar, dissapointing, but still pretty funny

Graphic sexuality and porn throughout, with language and drug use. It is a bit dramatic, and personally I disliked the ending
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byBradleyWeiss September 28, 2013
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Don Jon :)

This movie has a MAJOR amount of graphic sexual content. Director Joseph Gordon-Levitt shows clips from pornographic video's. They were cut in order for the film to receive an R rating. While having very graphic sexual content, Don Jon is a feel good Romantic Comedy about a man that is desperate to find true love. On a side note, he's is addicted to porn. Iffy for ages 16 & up.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Parent of a 14 year old Written bypsyphichic January 15, 2014
AGE
18
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Great Film ... For Adults

Don Jon gives an honest portrayal of one man from one sub-culture's ideas about sex and intimacy. Joseph Gordon-Levitt's character is a meat-head, Jersey Shore type who objectifies women. Part of that objectification is his obsession with porn - and more to the point, his obsessive masturbation to porn. Aesthetically, the film presents the character flaw visually with montages of actual pornography while Gordon-Levitt narrates in a sharp accent ripe with expletives. While it works thematically and even artistically, it is overwhelming and vulgar. Ultimately, the film explores important aspects of human intimacy and the main character does grow in a positive and endearing way. But the actual pornography in the film is stark and unavoidable. It would most certainly make any teenager wholly uncomfortable. This film is for adults only.
What other families should know
Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byFriendlyReviewer January 5, 2014
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Too Much Uncensored Sexual Content

Too Much Sexual Content Is Displayed In The Movie.. Definitely Not For 13 And Under.. If They Ever Release A Cut Edition Or Show The Movie On TV, Definitely Not A Problem For Children.. Just The Sexual Content Is The Biggest Issue Because The Story Is About A Porn Addict.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 17 years old Written byB-KMastah September 28, 2013
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

eeeehhhhhhhhhhh

This is kind of a disappointment. There are good ideas throughout, although none of them actually fulfill their potential. It's interesting: the parallels between men and women, and porn and romantic movies as well as their similar effects. But as a whole, it feels scattershot. Some aspects are confusing tonally. Are some parts or all parts supposed to be satirical? Are we really supposed to care for Jon? Because I didn't. He's really a jerk, even as a addict. His addiction is more used as a tool to insert himself into romantic relationships and their consequences and it isn't really fully explored. These two things lessened my investment in his character. One could say that this is an auspicious start for Joseph Gordon-Levitt as a filmmaker, but it could have been far better given a revision or two. It's a classic case of a first screenplay that feels the need to shove in every idea, leaving it to feel sloppy. 6.7/10, okay, one thumb barely up, average, etc.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Kid, 11 years old November 9, 2014
AGE
16
QUALITY
 

Very inappropriate!

lots of f**k, s**t, damn, a**hole, t*ts, c**k, b**ch, p***y, and more. There isn't much violence. The main character punches through a window of a car and hurts his hand. There is an overwhelming amount of sex in this movie. No genitals are shown, but women's breasts are shown. A man is seen having sex with multiple women. He is also seen masturbating, though you don't see his penis, it's very clear what he's doing. Porn is shown and talked about, but again, genitals are never shown. Sex is talked about a lot as well. A man wants to have sex with a women, but she insists that they wait. When he's dropping her off at her apartment, she tells him he can't come in, but then rubs her butt against his crotch and he moans loudly. There is a lot of kissing as well. Friends drink at a bar, and a women smokes a joint after sex.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 10 years old October 2, 2014
AGE
13
QUALITY
 

Kids text worse to eachother at school!

Great movie but left me want to fu@k someone Not any harmful porn and no close sex is shown. Little too much swearing but should be a 15
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Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byRrr35 July 22, 2014
AGE
17
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What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byjoshua martinez July 6, 2014
AGE
2
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not for kids.

parents beware about this inappropriate waste of time comedy movie don jon this comedy is filled with lots of iffy stuff that's definelty not for kids at all stars with and the director of the movie Joseph Gordon-Levitt again this movie is only for adults and parents you need to know that don jon has a lot of sexual content such as sex scenes, nudity, and lots of masturbation there are lots of strong language used throughout the movie and some drinking there is a message about second chances and the role model is that Jon is a brawny, crass guy with a major problem objectifying women the same goes for his friends But he's seeking higher ground, and we admire him for it esther is open-minded and honest.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Adult Written byBestPicture1996 June 8, 2014
AGE
17
QUALITY
 

JGL's critique is sometimes hypocritical

"Don Jon" rather successfully shows, even in just its opening montage, how firmly sexuality is placed in our society, and the endless spotlight on it that never seems to dull. However, the ceaseless nudity and hookups can be a distractor, and can cloud Gordon-Levitt's message at times. But he gives a fine performance as Jon, nailing the accent. Jon's a porn addict, and his girlfriend is an addict herself: a lover of romantic comedies. What's the difference between them? On the surface there's a big ordeal, but JGL makes you think where the lines are blurred. This movie, like actual pornography, is absolutely 18 years and up. I can't even see this being broadcast on basic cable it's so filthy.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Teen, 14 years old Written byrichiewatchesmovies May 2, 2014
AGE
17
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FUNNY

It is such a funny movie but not for kids. ESPECIALLY not for families. I watched this alone and i felt uncomfortable. Really funny though. Would recommend for...16+ watch with caution
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byMikhael Stepanov February 22, 2014
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
don jon is a great movie which I think a lot of younger people should watch a very insightful movie but not for everybody but still a great movie.
Adult Written byKitKatKaity February 8, 2014
AGE
2
QUALITY
 

Mindless Sex

This film is so explicit as to make grown adults cringe. It's a pointless look at a man who is addicted to some awful things, a man who is not ashamed of his addictions. I don't find the story realistic in how this man, set in his ways, attempts change for a woman. Don't watch this, but most importantly do not let your kids watch it. Also, on this site it's best to just read adult reviews. Kids have no sense, as proven by their reviews suggesting this movie is okay from ages 14 and up.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking