But Gordon-Levitt enlivens “Don Jon” with such a sense of swagger, as a director, writer and actor, that the film feels fresh. He gets strong performances from his actors, including Tony Danza as his no-nonsense dad and especially Moore as the complicated, conflicted Esther. The suddenly omnipresent Brie Larson (“Short Term 12,” “The Spectacular Now”) has a small but funny part as Jon’s sister.
To top it off, there’s no way anyone’s leaving the theater without Marky Mark’s 1991 hit “Good Vibrations” dancing in their head. Win-win for everybody.