Joseph Gordon-Levitt stole our hearts in 10 Things I Hate About You, made us weep in 500 Days Of Summer and is now causing us uncontrollable laughter in his newest flick Don Jon. So what makes this American comedy the must see film of the fall? Here are five reasons you should purchase your tickets early for the films Sept. 27 release!
1. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a man of many talents. Not only is the 32-year-old actor starring as Don Juan in this comedic flick but he’s also the one who brought Jon Martello to life via writing and producing. "Funny, touching, smart, and supremely confident, Don Jon is also Gordon-Levitt's feature directorial debut, and it establishes him as one of Hollywood's most exciting new directors,” Entertainment Weekly wrote after seeing the film during the 2013 Sunday Film Festival.
2. Scarlett Johansson is a knockout! OK, so we knew this already but the recently engaged actress really amps up the sexiness as Barbara Sugarman in Don Jon. Not to mention the chemistry between Johansson and Levitt is uncanny. Seriously, who else could make a silly-selfie look this good?
3. In addition to an incredible cast including Julianne Moore, Tony Danza and Glenne Headly there are also some seriously cool A-listers who make cameo appearances in Don Jon: Anne Hathaway, Channing Tatum, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Meagan Good.
4. Levitt’s N.J. accent is wicked funny. OK, we knew Levitt could impersonate Channing Tatum’s sexy dance moves and even do a pretty decent cover of Aretha Franklin’s “Natural Woman” but the actor’s “Joisey” accent had us mesmerized. So how did the California native capture Garden State speech so well? "I spent years writing the character, so I had plenty of time to practice it. I lived in New York, on and off, for ten years, so I'm pretty familiar with that accent,” the actor told Hollywood.com.
5. Levitt based the movie around his life. No, he’s not addicted to porn! But Levitt does know how it feels to struggle with reality vs. self-imposed expectations. “I was interested in making a movie about how people treat each other like things, and all kinds of media can contribute to that. I’ve been working as an actor since I was a little kid, and I’ve always been fascinated, and a little horrified, by the way people relate to images they see on screen. Sometimes I feel I am seen as a thing more than a person, and I don’t think that’s unique to actors. I think everyone is subject to that kind of pigeonholing,” the Don Jon star said.
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