Saw this when it first came out At first I was excited to see it and thought it would be super funny but after watching it... I was highly disappointed it wasn't as funny as I thought (not funny at all in my opinion) there was no actual decent storyline besides him meeting the girl and having a relationship with her... Idk it was just overall poorly made and just plain bad
Starts off strong and then withers away Very well directed, but poor handling of the second half ultimately made this a bit of a time-waster. Basically, the script totally forgets how to handle a hero's journey halfway through, and leaves things to just sort of fall into place. The one moment of satisfaction (singing in the car) is cut short, and the curious final church scene is left hanging.
Slow moving, Not Really Funny If your eyes can stomach this to the end you see the deeper meaning of the movie. However getting to the end is excruciating ! The movie has no plot, and the depiction of NJ is just absurd. They could have cast The Situation from the Jersey Shore as the main char and would have been fine. Better yet just watch The Jersey Shore and you basically have that show in a movie. Terrible.
Life Change. I love the line in the movie where he says "I'm just being honest." Not many movies these days are that intimate about shameless habits. If you can not handle honesty, you will not like this movie. Go watch something fake like the Notebook. Men think about sex a lot, you can't change that. But it's better a man know what is realistic and what is unrealistic. This is a story of a Jersey boy finding that out and his whole life changes.
It's okay There was potential for a great story, but there wasn't any confrontation between the two actresses so it was more like watching two separate movies than one love story. Maybe if Jon had either stood up for his actions or tried to apologize for them there would have been a logical reason for his regression after the "climax" (no pun intended), but without that, the storyline seemed a little forced.
Ya I know, a '4' right?! Allright heres the deal.. I had zero expectations for this film, and after the first act i was dreading it... I mean for me its everything i deplore about what our society has evolved into HOWEVER this was in fact, very cleverly, the point of the film. I can't really say more without detracting, and i would like people to watch this BECAUSE it is actually of substance.. Its also very cleverly done where the sexual scenes are never shown, just implied, save for one tiny and very elegant scene..
Porn-addicted Guido achieves emotional transcendence? Sure, why not. If I wasn't a fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Scarlett Johansson, I would've been very skeptical of this movie. The premise seems gimmicky, like a plot device just to put the character in awkward situations. But the movie actually is more than a comedy; there's a genuine plot and some great too it. Funny, entertaining, a pretty solid movie actually, not mindless fart jokes like I expected. Johansson's character steals the show for sure.
This movie is raw Not for the sensitive but deals with the Plague of porn from a semi spiritual secular Catholic vantage. Something to think about, I am a protestant so the critique of the Catholic faith in this movie is actually a good one but is not replaced with biblical Christianity but a healthier view of sex. While not ultimate it is better than what the main character starts out with and shows the destructive nature of porn without being preachy. Hard to do and I appreciated what the writer was doing here.
Well done A really good movie, throw out your expectations and you will see more than just a guy addicted to porn. If blockbustee movies are great novels this is that novelette you can read for free online. Few characters with repetitive/small scale setting (i.e. apartment, dining room) and good performance by Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore. Hope JGL and HitRecord create more films.
The movie was funny, I enjoyed the plot too. It was interesting how they were using porn in part to talk about the fakeness of movies. Of course, this is a movie and therefore still fake. Everybody's still acting, just differently. Also this movie seemed to be trying to bring down you expectations of life and find meaning in routine, while the movies it displayed generally brought expectations up.
It ends happy not funny This is not a comedy movie in the modern day thinking of things, but rather an old style greco-roman comedy masterpiece. It depicts the struggles of man's corrupted vision disguised with modern comedic outbursts but detailed with repetitive scenes and breaks from those scenes with moments filled with soul. It is dramatic but ends beautifully describing what it means to make love and then to fall in love.
Gordon-Levitt Has a Future in the Chair While it's subject manner may turn off overly conservative viewers those willing to take the chance will find a great film with plenty of heart lying underneath it's superficial appearance. Julianne Moore an Scarlett Johansson make wonderful female counterparts to Director/Star Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Speaking of which JGL directs this with a subtle hand and it makes for an endearing film. Great supporting appearance from Tony Danza was also very fun.
Realistic! A really good movie. It may have porn in it, but it actually does not, whatsoever, revolve around porn. It has a real deep meaning and understanding. It's about being with the right person no matter who they are. It's about how the right person without forcing and or insisting, makes him wanting to be a better man! Makes him wanting to live life at every moment. The porn existed because he did not receive that "wanting to be a better man" from anyone, until he did. If definitely relates to reality. Touché!
Eh, could've been better. I'm a huge fan of Joseph, he has done really great work, but this movie is all over the place. We're supposed to relate to a person that is capable of finding real love, but chooses to view porn instead? Plus he's a fool most of the time. Rent it.
Worth the wait The movie has a beautiful story, but it waits to reveal itself to the very end. It deals with serious issues without getting serious, points out the flaws we all have, and redeems one man and one woman to new, impossible heights. I adore Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an actor and film maker. I thought he wrote a beautiful love story that is thought provoking.
Moral of the story I can see how many would think this movie as horible smut. But really, the ture moral of the story is that this man had to learn how to enjoy love and real sex, not just porn. He had to learn the ture contention with the right partner makes sex enjoyable. Making love not just sex. I guess you have to see the psychology aspect of the main character.
Ugh This movie had zero story line, jersey shore meets online porn, this movie was about as retarded as "the situations" part during the roast of Donald trump. Dont spend your hard earned dollars on this. Not worth it.
:-) All men should look at this movie and take a step back and look in the mirror. You men can't get enough of fake women. The faker the better. I hope a lot of you will be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel! Us down to earth, real women rock!!!
A truly great film I don't use great lightly but this is a film of its time, a well-acted, well-written, & well directed search for substance in a surface world. It's not a film about porn or porn addiction; rather it's about the complexities of love & lust and teasing out which is which. Gender roles, family ties, & age are all explored with dignity & respect. It's searching nature is beautiful...
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is one of the best. I saw this when it was on the silver screen and it's a knockout directorial debut! If he's not too busy w/ Hit RECord on TV I can't wait for what he'll come up with next in terms of original movies.
Saying prayers doing pull ups, this character is awesome! This movie I finally rented and enjoyed watching. The sister was great, always there on the phone never says anything till later. And the whole cool dude in class, perfect side story. Mature audiences should appreciate this latest film by +Joseph Gordon-Levitt. #movietriviatuesday
From writer/director Sebastian Gutierrez comes a comedy about a serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women including a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender and a pair of call girls - all with one thing in common: trouble. WOMEN IN TROUBLE stars Carla Gugino (Sin City), Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights), Connie Britton (24), Marley Shelton (Grindhouse), Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage), Simon Baker (The Mentalist), and Josh Brolin (Milk).
Academy Award® winner for Best Original Screenplay! From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation) comes an original love story that explores the evolving nature and risks of intimacy in the modern world. Set in the Los Angeles of the slight future, Her follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a complex, soulful man who makes his living writing touching, personal letters for other people. Heartbroken after the end of a long relationship, he becomes intrigued with a new, advanced operating system. Upon initiating it, he is delighted to meet "Samantha" (Scarlett Johansson), a bright, female voice who is insightful, sensitive and surprisingly funny. As her needs and desires grow in tandem with his own, their friendship deepens into an eventual and unconventional love for each other.
Bill Murray (Lost in Translation) stars in the comedic story of an aging Don Juan who hits the road on a revealing and humorous cross-country journey. When a mysterious pink letter informs Don Johnston (Bill Murray) that he may have a 19-year-old son, he visits four former lovers, where he comes face to face with the errors of his past and the possibilities of the future. From acclaimed director Jim Jarmusch and co-starring Sharon Stone, Frances Conroy, Jessica Lange, Tilda Swinton and Jeffrey Wright, Broken Flowers is the highly original comedy that Peter Travers of Rolling Stone says is 'filled with wonderful mischief' and 'brings out the best in Bill Murray.'
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen team up to beat the odds in a film that Peter Travers ofRolling Stone calls "achingly hilarious and heartfelt." Diagnosed with spinal cancer, 27-year-old Adam (Gordon-Levitt) navigates the road to recovery with the sometimes overbearing support of his crude best friend (Rogen), his smothering mother (Anjelica Huston) and an inexperienced therapist (Anna Kendrick). Inspired by the true story, 50/50 is an honest yet hysterically funny account of a young man's journey toward healing.
All their lives, brothers Stephen (Ruffalo) and Bloom (Brody) have perfected the fine art of the con. Now they're ready for one last spectacular score - luring Penelope (Weisz), an eccentric heiress, into an elaborate scheme that takes them around the world. Watch as writer/director Rian Johnson's (Brick) caper unravels in this brilliant, comedic tale.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Josh Gad and Alecia "Pink" Moore shine in an unconventional romantic comedy that follows the topsy-turvy lives and loves of three obsessive characters: an overachieving environmental consultant (Ruffalo), a stubborn small-business owner (Robbins), and a wisecracking ER doctor (Gad). They meet in a support group—and set into motion a life-changing journey.
In this 2012 Academy Award® Nominee for Best Picture, Break-out star Jennifer Lawrence (HUNGER GAMES) gives an Oscar®-winning performance along-side fellow Oscar® nominees Bradley Cooper, Robert Deniro, and Jacki Weaver. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything - his house, his job, and his wife. After eight months in an institution, he lives with his mother (Jacki Weaver) and father (Robert DeNiro), huge Philadelphia Eagles fans. Pat remains positive and plans to reunite with his wife. When Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), a mysterious girl with problems of her own, things get complicated. Tiffany agrees to help Pat reconnect with his wife, but only if he'll return the favor. An unexpected bond begins to form, and silver linings appear in both of their lives. Based on the bestselling novel of the same name and written and directed by Oscar® Nominated David O. Russell (THE FIGHTER).
When a secret crush turns up dead and the murderer is anyone's guess, teenage loner Brendan Fry (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is forced to navigate his school's social network through intense interactions with thespians, band geeks and druggies (including a grown-up Lukas Haas). This unconventional film noir marked a promising debut for writer-director Rian Johnson, picking up a Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.
Two young American women, Vicky (Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (Scarlett Johansson) come to Barcelona for a summer holiday. Vicky is sensible and engaged to be married; Cristina is emotionally and sexually adventurous. In Barcelona, they're drawn into a series of unconventional romantic entanglements with Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem), a charismatic painter, who is still involved with his tempestuous ex-wife Maria Elena (Penélope Cruz). Set against the luscious Mediterranean sensuality of Barcelona, VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA is Woody Allen's funny and open-minded celebration of love in all its configurations.
John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill and Oscar® Winner Marisa Tomei star in this quirky, hilarious story about love, family and cutting the cord. Not-so-recently divorced John (Reilly) thinks he's finally found the perfect woman when he meets the sweet and sexy Molly (Tomei). There's just one problem -- Molly's son Cyrus (Hill) clings to his mom like lint on a T-shirt, and he's not about to let another man come between them. It's one hysterically awkward moment after another as John and Cyrus fight for the right to be Molly's #1 man.
Afternoon Delight follows Rachel (Kathryn Hahn, Step Brothers, We're the Millers), a quick-witted yet tightly coiled thirty-something bored with her daily routine of preschool auctions and a lackluster sex life and career that has gone kaput. Looking to spice up her marriage, Rachel takes her husband, Jeff (Josh Radnor, How I Met Your Mother, Liberal Arts), to a strip club and meets McKenna (Juno Temple, Killer Joe, The Dark Knight Rises), a stripper she becomes obsessed with saving. Rachel adopts McKenna as her live-in nanny, wreaking havoc on her friends, family and herself.
Overeducated and underemployed, 28 year old Megan (Keira Knightley) is in the throes of a quarterlife crisis. Squarely into adulthood with no career prospects, no particular motivation to think about her future and no one to relate to, Megan is comfortable lagging a few steps behind – while her friends check off milestones and celebrate their new grown-up status. When her high-school sweetheart (Mark Webber) proposes, Megan panics and– given an unexpected opportunity to escape for a week – hides out in the home of her new friend, 16-year old Annika (Chloë Grace Moretz) and Annika’s world-weary single dad Craig (Sam Rockwell).