Joseph Gordon-Levitt has always been a favourite around these parts since his Third Rock From The Sun days. He has never been afraid to take difficult roles (see the brutally dark Mysterious Skin for evidence of that) as well as the career making blockbuster turns in Inception and Looper.
So it is unsurprising that his debut directorial effort looks like it could be the sleeper hit of the year. The buzz around Don Jon is that it is as confident, funny and poignant as the trailer suggests. JGL plays Jon, a typical New Jersey guy who loves his body, his boys, his car and his girls. But what he loves most is his porn, too much of which has distorted his expectations of how relationships should work.
Don Jon gets a 15 November release date here in the UK and it is firmly in my most anticipated winter films. Plus I love that Tony Danza is his dad in a matching white vest. Worth the admission alone.