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.
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.
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..
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