Friday, October 11, 2013

A Friday Matinee....

......The Review

 Grandma J is back in the critic's seat,   Last weekend she went to see a matinee with three other women.   Two of them were in their 20's and the third one is private about her age but Grandma J can tell you, she is up there!  Not that it matters except in reviewing this particular movie it matters.

We decided to go see a dark romantic comedy.   The perfect movie for  four mature women who like things a bit edgy....well we got edgy all right.

That's right.....we went to see the gorgeous Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Don Jon.  If Grandma J didn't think we was a hunk-a-burn'n love, she would have  left.   Actually she considered leaving anyway, but because she was with three other women, and because she had to write a review, she stayed.

The movie was about a guy who loved porn more than sex itself.   Or maybe he liked sex so much that he watched porn as a research tool.  No....scratch that part.  He just preferred porn, and lots of it.

He made an attempt to ease up on his dependency for porn by  having  a real relationship, and it worked somewhat when he fell in love with Scarlett Johansson.  

He would fall off the wagon, go to confession, then say his penance as he worked out in the gym.
When his girlfriend checked his Internet history on his laptop she saw the zillion of porn hits and broke up with him.   No need for Grandma J to go into details on the name calling Barbara used, just know it was extensive.

There was one part of the movie that Grandma J liked and that was the role of Don Jon's father played by Tony Danza.  He was funny....actually the funniest part of the whole movie.

So, if you haven't figured it out my now, let me just say......Grandma J wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone. Actually, none of the four women in attendance liked it.  Well maybe it would be a hit with some teenage boys, but then again it's rated R and they would have to go with a parent.   Now, it's true that Rotten Tomatoes gave this movie a whopping 82 out of a hundred on their tomatometer. certifying Don Jon fresh!

Grandma J, on the other hand gives Don Jon one star. 


Anonymous said...

I have never even heard of this movie. Have you seen the movie called something like 201 Days of Summer? Has the hunk a burnin' love in it and no I don't mean my favorite Friday guy.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

It's been so long since I've read one of your reviews, I've missed them. I've not heard of this movie, but then again it has been years since I set foot in a theater. Even so, this is good information - I have two teens and need to know these sorts of things.

Happy weekend!

Busy Bee Suz said...

See, I thought this was going to be good too. Just the Coach told me that a friend TOLD HIM that it was full of master-bation. Seriously. You sat through it??? LOL.
You are a stronger woman than I am. :)