Film: Don Jon
What happens? Jon (Joseph Gordon Levitt) and Barbara (Scarlett Johansson) go on a date to the cinema, where they see a film called Special Someone. The poster advertises that its stars are Conner Verreaux and Emily Lombardo, but hold on just a cotton-pickin’ minute: that’s really Channing Tatum and Anne Hathaway!
WTF? It helps to have famous friends when making your directorial debut, we guess – and both Tatum and Hathaway have shown willing to poke fun at themselves in the past. In this case, they recorded the scenes from their execrable-looking fake rom-com in a couple of days to help Gordon-Levitt’s film. You’ll never look at Dear John or Love And Other Drugs the same way again.
The lesson: When making a movie-within-a-movie, make sure to recruit real movie stars.
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