Should you see Don Jon?

I am always on the lookout for a film that has real redeeming value so I was excited to hear of the release of a film that was a look at the life of a man addicted to pornography.

Here is the plot as described by IMDB.

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull “10s” every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don’t compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. Written by SophiaLB

Sounds good. The direction of the film has definitely piqued my interest. Then I scroll a few lines down and it is Rated R for sexual content and nudity.


I then read the parental advisory on IMDB.

Frequent sex scenes and jokes, usually in a very funny context, though very graphic.


On reading further, the original version that was played at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival was rated NC-17. The movie was then toned down to being rated R.

So this movie is the equivalent of having an AA meeting in a bar. Sure it might be helpful, but more likely we will just end up staring at the naked girls. Unfortunately, this is a movie that anyone in the recovery community should sit out.