Jersey Boys

Posted on June 21, 2014

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Jersey Boys – Director Clint Eastwood takes the Broadway hit from the stage to the big screen. Four New Jersey guys who, thanks to the grace of God and extraordinary talent, end up not in prison but on the Ed Sullivan Show, American Bandstand, and eventually in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In the 1960s with hits like “Sherry”, “Walk Like A Man”, “Rag Doll”, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, the Four Seasons brought a whole new sound to the music world.

Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young) believes family is everything and family includes best friend Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza) who practically destroys the group with his gambling debts. Christopher Walken is wonderful as a godfather type.

Except for the language it’s a 1950s family kind of movie. You’ll probably know most of the words to the songs since this was back in the day when you could understand the words. The entire cast comes out for a dancing in the street finale, kind of like Slum Dog Millionaire. It’s a little long but I think you’ll like it. Look for a blip of Rawhide on a background TV.

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