Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Wasted Potential: Scarlett Johansson in Don Jon

"You like movies?"

Let's talk about the biggest letdown of the year: Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of the most likeable and respectable (and not to mention stylish) guys in Hollywood, wrote, directed and starred in this film. Not only that, but he had the gorgeous Scarlett Johansson playing the leading-lady and the talented Julianne Moore as a supporting lady. How could this film not have been brilliant?

Well, it wasn't. It was boring and predictable, and tried way too hard to get its point across to an audience who, at least at my theater, kept on walking out for bathroom breaks. There was really little to like about this film.

Worst of all, Scarlett's character, Barbara Sugarman (couldn't think of a better name Jo-Go?), was dressed head-to-toe in boring. 

I understand that she's a Jersey girl whose main motive for dressing is to emphasize her assets, but there is so much more that could've been done with her. Instead of her wearing the same generic things that every other attention-seeking girl does, why could she have not been that tiny bit more stylish? Or even trashy? Trashy would have at least been interesting.

Don't even get me started on the fact that she wears a hot-pink tracksuit whilst watching a movie at home with her boyfriend.

Other than her boring dresses, I must say I did quite enjoy her cinema-going attire: jeans, a white top and leather jacket. Simple? Yes, but somehow classic.

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