Saturday, December 27, 2014
Jersey Boys (2014)
Whether they’re singing or fighting, “Jersey Boys” is at its best when it focuses on the band members’ chemistry. The actors know their characters’ voices well enough to effortlessly plow through as many Four Seasons songs as the original musical contains. They sound spectacular, and there’s enough of each song to satiate fans and newbies alike. There is enough music to keep the fan viewer happy, and for days afterwards the tunes will be playing in your head. The movie is definitely 45 minutes too long, and it may be that Eastwood is too much of a fan himself to make the perfect fan movie. He does have one scene where Bob is in a room by himself after a show watching, you got it, a Clint Eastwood movie. So the director managed a cameo. He couldn't resist.