I cannot say I'm too surprised at the tepid box office debut of the most promoted independent film in a while, "Don Jon." Based on all the reviews, it's all about Don. Three years ago Is saw the movie "Solitary Man" where Michael Douglas played a man in a mid-life crisis. The film was smart to take a short segment of time, and had a believable relationship with a young college student played by Jesse Eisenberg. The key to that story was that it was all about Ben (Douglas), and every other character, right down to Danny DeVito as a sandwich shop owner, had lives outside of Ben, who rekindled, interacted, with, and was interested in, them. I've heard about the studies showing how narcissistic our society has gotten, bemoaning the self-centered character of recent high school and college grads. In a story, however, this only goes so far. I'd say in life, too. There, soapbox "off."