Movie Review: Jersey Boys ****

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Jersey Boys is a biography of the singing group know as the Four Seasons. An Italian New Jersey youth joins his hoodlum friends to form a band. Frankie gets backed by a mob boss who sees a potential superstar and helps him stay out of trouble. An outside song writer joins the band and writes hits that propel the group to national stardom. Women and money cause problems that bring tension to the quartet. Death inspires a comeback.

I had forgotten how many great songs were done by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. The music was outstanding, and the performances by the actors was respective of the classics. The inspiration for some of the lyrics was very entertaining. The personal dynamics went pretty deep and were necessary to depict the relationships. The side stories showed the lifestyle, hardships and camaraderie of a traveling band. Teenagers and adults will enjoy this movie even though a few F-bombs are the sole reason for the R rating. I did not find the limited profanity to be offending. The first half of the movie moved very slowly. the second half picked up the pace and went more smoothly. I teared-up twice. The acting and singing was very good. The music montage during the credits was outstanding. I was entertained. 4 out of 5 stars from me. My wife liked it even more and gave it a full 5 stars.

Published in: on June 22, 2014 at 7:50 am  Leave a Comment  
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