Jon always gets the girl his buddies salivate over, but even when he takes them back to his place for a throwdown in the sack, a night isn't complete without a round of Internet porn.Which is particularly shocking, considering how normal Jon appears to be in the outside world.But when the series shifts to laugh with the Griffins, it undercuts the satire and instead reinforces... Mac Farlane says the show "likes to hold a mirror up to society and say, 'Society, you're ugly.' " In the Season Seven premiere, that society includes snooty upper class, both political parties, and wife beaters, as well as feminists, paraplegics, and overly attentive mothers.The show has no clear politics, except perhaps libertarianism, and by slamming all targets equally, it runs into a serious problem.In Don Jon, writer/director Gordon-Levitt grapples with Jon's addiction to explore sexuality, love, and the comfort we can find in our natural state of being.It's a lot easier to escape to porn than figure out what gets someone hot and bothered emotionally.
She's a ten — hell, she's an 11 — and suddenly Jon thinks he's found a reason to give up pornography. As a good Italian boy, he shows Barbara off to his friends and parents, the latter of whom are now proud that he committed to the best woman in the entire world. until she catches him indulging in his digital fantasy world.There's interesting material to mine from their conversations — what can intimacy provide that porn never can?— but mashing it up with the cartoonish antics of Jon's actual existence stews Don Jon into an overcooked ciambotta.It's the reason the word “uptuck” was invented and, clearly, both actors are having a ball.Johansson walks away from Don Jon with one of her best performances to date.