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Did Joe Jonas Rip Off Scenes From French Film For His Latest Music Video?!

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We were wondering where he got some of those seksi moves from! Ha!

Joe Jonas has reportedly ignited some serious fury in French New Wave film fans, as they feel that his latest music video for the single Just In Love seriously rips off a majority of its scenes from the French indie flick For Lovers Only, and the writer and director are apparently so upset that they are considering pressing charges!

According to writer and star Mark Polish:

"It's very disheartening that a fellow director would go to those lengths to copy 'For Lovers Only' and not credit us. If they had said our film was their inspiration, we would have been flattered. But nowhere in any of their materials do they say that we were an influence on them, which is upsetting to us as artists. And it makes this feel like plagiarism."

Uh-oh! This could get ugly!

If this is a legit claim, you'd better 'fess up, Joe!

Check out the JoBro video, as well as the For Lovers Only trailer (above), and compare for yourself!

Do U think the two are similar enough to warrant a lawsuit??

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24 comments to “Did Joe Jonas Rip Off Scenes From French Film For His Latest Music Video?!”



  1. 1

    isn't he supposed to have a purity ring and be waiting for marriage to have sex? isn't this sending the wrong message? not judging just pointing out..



  2. 2

    first off WOW that song sucks! lol and secondly YES he stole the entire video concept Re: Meaghan… – and im glad im not the only one who noticed that



  3. 3

    WTF? Is this a ploy to get us to watch it? The answer is an emphatic "NO, it is not a rip off — AT ALL!" I had to sit through all that but at least I kept the volume off. ugh.



  4. 4

    doesn't surprise me. Joe Jonas is a punk. And it's totally inappropriate if he's trying to be mr. pure. He sucks.



  5. 5

    those scenes are in about 90% of all music videos and romantic movies. Seriously, the movie actually reminds me of the 80s video with Helena Christensen, "Wicked Game"…maybe they should sue themselves on behalf of Chris Isaaks



  6. 6

    I still think he is g&y!
    Just a wanna be Ricky Martin!
    I luv Ricky!



  7. 7

    Who fucking cares…GAY!

  8. godo says – reply to this


    8

    seems to me that both are unoriginal ideas and have ripped off hundreds of movies so who gives a crap



  9. 9

    He's fine…looks like he ripping off Ricky Martin's look & style and Justine timberlake's music Style
    liked it though



  10. 10

    Joes video looks like any other romantic video. the guy who wrote that movie needs to realize…hes just not original.



  11. 11

    Okay… just no. All French movies have strolling in the park and rolling around in bed and up-close shots of kissing. Let's be real. And why would they press charges? it's not like anyone's watching Joe Jonas' music videos…



  12. 12

    Re: Meaghan… – I think the purity ring days are long gone. In his defense, he was really young when he said he wanted to do that. people change their minds… the only one I think made it was Kevin Jonas. Hahaha



  13. 13

    That's just plain silly. Both videos are about young love and spending romantic time together. The producers of "From Here To Eternity" should get in on the act and accuse the French guy of stealing their beach scene. Joe Jonas has already admitted that now that he is 22, he is no longer a Disney employee and he doesn't live at home anymore so he sets his own rules now.



  14. 14

    After hearing clamors of discontent with Joe Jonas's music video on Tumblr, I decided that I needed to see the video for myself. I fully anticipated walking away saying, "Really? It's set in Paris and they have sex! So does every French movie ever made. What's the big deal?"

    As I watched further however, I found myself enraged. This was not a case of taking thematic creativity from For Lovers Only. Rather, the large majority of the music video has direct parallels to For Lovers Only, and to make the insult worse, they're frequently shot with the same exact camera angles!

    It's beyond ridiculous, and the Polish Brothers deserve to be recognized as the inspiration for this music video. With what little I know of Mark Polish, I do believe that acknowledgement will be sufficient, and truly, with a following as vast as Joe Jonas', is a simple acknowledgement that hard?!

  15. jacae says – reply to this


    15

    Even though I don't care for the song or the video, I too thought someone had blown this out of proportion. Then I looked more closely. It is clear that the Joe video was heavily influenced by For Lovers Only. Camera angles, transitions, settings. They've tried hard to recreate it.



  16. 16

    so i guess 2 out of 3 jonas brothers arent virgins anymore? or what…?
    hm



  17. 17

    Who cares? Most people have sex on a bed. If that's copying then everyone is a copycat.



  18. 18

    Isn't the chick in that video Detective Becket from Castle!!?



  19. 19

    Re: Meaghan… – Joe Jonas has not worn a "purity ring" in about a year and a half. He has explained that while it was something they were raised with, as an adult he has made his own decision and that it to not follow his parent's teaching on that particular subject. It's time to let it go!



  20. 20

    Re: vixposh – Who says he's trying to be "Mr Pure"? How long has it been since he has said anything at all about pre-marital celibacy? To answer my own question: 4 years. He admitted that it is no longer a belief of his, but was more a belief of his parents.



  21. 21

    Re: hoochpit – Is that all you can come up with? So that's your insult? "Gay"? And why is that an insult anyway? Do you have a problem with gay people?
    For the record, he is simply not gay. Not that it would matter if he was. You're just jealous that he has boned women that whose pictures you sit and masturbate to in your mother's basement.



  22. 22

    Re: love2hateperezite – Make that 3 out of 3. Time to give it up. They did. A long time ago.



  23. 23

    Re: runnyc33 – It would be, if Joe Jonas had actually written the treatment for the video. This is simply a case of Perez and a bunch of other stupid media outlets not thinking and putting blame where it doesn't belong. The video's treatment was written by director Jaci Judelson, and it was submitted for consideration along with several other director's ideas. It was the one chosen by Jonas and his management, but the scenarios contained therein were not those of Jonas himself. I would hardly consider him a French-language cult film aficionado. If anyone were to use their head here, they would see that regardless of whether the video was actually plagiarized, it wasn't done so by Joe Jonas and he shouldn't be held accountable for it.



  24. 24

    I was disgusted when I saw his new video. I mean the producer completely ripped off the movie. Being a huge fan of Stana's I bought the movie the moment it was available on Itunes, and I have watched it several times since then. And when I saw the video I was able to pick out every scene that they copied. I mean if you look at screen caps side by side of different scenes in the movie and in his video they are identical. I mean the meeting on the stairs and the scene in the bathtub with the tattoo. They can't claim that the idea was just inspiration from the film. If it was inspiration than it shouldn't be identical. I feel that Mark Polish and his brother have every right to charge them. Not to mention the song and video is horrible. Why take something from a film that is deep and flawless, and tarnish its image with crap. I mean if you are going to rip a film off at least do a good job of it.