Clint Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' hit theaters. The film chronicles the lives of Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito and the other members of the Four Seasons. Starring Vincent Piazza and John Lloyd Young, along with Christopher Walken and Lacey Hannan.
The film had style and character, but didn't delve deeply into any particular issue or even one that would evoke emotion from the audience. The characters were fun, the costumes were great, the music was great, but the drama was lacking. The movie covers the span of their career, which means that it doesn't really focus in on anything in particular. Even huge incidents are skimmed over.
The music keeps it fun, and the character's asides are a different way of storytelling. If you are a huge fan of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, why not check it out. But if you've seen the play 'Jersey Boys,' I've heard it described as 'the same thing,' from several movie-goers.
'Jersey Boys' is successful at taking you back to the time period, to the 'old neighborhood' and into the world of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The accents are great and it's interesting to hear the stories behind how some of the most iconic songs from the time period were created.
Don't get me wrong, a few women in my theater were standing up and singing to the music (the music is really good). It depends if you are going to be entertained or looking for an emotional reaction from the film.
If you'd like to find out more about 'Jersey Boys' and what people are saying, check it out here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1742044/?ref_=nv_sr_1
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