Monday, June 23, 2014

Go See: "Jersey Boys"

Oh gosh, it's been ages since I've written anything here.  Let's just call it a film lover hiatus that I went on and leave it at that.  Last weekend, I went to see Clint Eastwood's "Jersey Boys".  I'd never seen the musical on Broadway when I lived in NY but was always intrigued about the story and what it was all about.  And let me just say - if you add in a musical/song singing concept into a film, I'm hooked!

I haven't experienced a Clint Eastwood film in a couple of years having boycotted him during his last film release of "Trouble With The Curve" when he was acting cray-cray during the last presidential election.  I will note that one of my most fave Clint films is "Gran Torino", oh, and let's not forget "Million Dollar Baby".  I love his filmmaking style as it is a little slower than normal allowing you to really marinate the scene and grab that emotional connection to the characters.  So, let's get to it...

..."Jersey Boys" stars the amazing singer/actor John Lloyd Young, who btw, also starred in the broadway version as Frankie Valli (and he won a Tony for this role as well!).  Rounding out The Four Seasons is Vincent Piazza "Tommy DeVito", Michael Lomenda "Nick Massi", and Erich Bergen "Bob Gaudio". And you'll see a short cameo of Clint's daughter, Francesca Eastwood, in one of the scenes as a cocktail waitress.  It's a wonderful, entertaining story about the rise of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.  I'm not into spoiler alerts so I will say no more but go see this film.  It's purely entertaining and will make you become a fan of the famous Frankie Valli. 

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