Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

DVD - 2014
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The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.
"Jersey Boys" is a strange movie, and it's a Clint Eastwood enterprise, both reasons to see it."--New York Times.
"For those that love the Four Seasons' music but haven't made it to the play, you can put your fear of missing out to rest. This is a much more affordable way to very nearly re-create the experience."--Washington Post.
"Sure. We'll stay, just a little bit longer."--Associated Press.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : distributed by Warner Home Video, [2014]
Edition: Rental ed
Branch Call Number: DVD JERSEY 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround
video file,DVD video,Region 1

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ralwal
Nov 10, 2019

Fans of the Four Seasons will enjoy this. I enjoyed some of the music, but all that falsetto singing was a bit much for me.

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GHN
Aug 24, 2019

Excellent! If you like musical films, this is a must see. Clint Eastwood produces very good musical movies about life of musicians and singers.

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elfiereads
Aug 12, 2019

As with any movie based on a true story you need to do your research, so you can shift out what is true and what has been added to make it a movie. Still enjoyed it....even though I found the singing a bit off.

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ThomasJWhiting
Jun 06, 2019

VERY GOOD 2014 Clint Eastwood produced and directed film about rise of Frankie and the Four Seasons - some dark elements, but that was the neighborhood they came out of.

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weildkat
Nov 10, 2018

Beautiful salute to the music of the era.

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trcookIIImddmd
May 03, 2018

Great movie! Saw the play in Chicago; listened to the Four Seasons when undergraduate at the University of Georgia--getting more ass than a toilet seat--great ass, not the huge fat sacks that abound these days that I would never do on my worst day. Just superb!!!
Pay no attention to the douchebags, trans, queers who don't know a great movie about a great group who made great music.

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Derringer
Mar 18, 2018

This has got to be one of the most awful "rags-to-riches" musical-bio pictures that I have ever seen. Its story certainly had potential - But, unfortunately, left in the incompetent hands of director, Clint Eastwood, it fell flat on its face.

It's so clear that Eastwood (now almost 90) is way to old to be tackling demanding movie-projects like this one. He just made a total mess of this one's story - But I'm sure he's being praised by all of his devoted ass-kissers who are raving themselves crazy over this pathetic slop.

Had this film's 134-minute running time been reduced by at least 40 minutes - That might have helped to alleviate some of the monotony here - But as it stood it was absolutely unbearable.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Feb 08, 2018

Without any prior knowledge of The Four Seasons as a real group (I'm born in '91), I enjoyed the telling of this story. I mean, I usually enjoy portrayals of the rise and fall of classic bands or famous people: despite the fact that they are all very similar. Makes me think "Why aren't these people learning more from each other?" A famous band in say the 70s or 80s should try not to make the same mistakes as Frankie Vallie and crew did, but they often seem to. I guess I can't fully comprehend the depth of temptation and unreadyness for the craziness of fame. Anyhow, despite what the reviewer below me wrote, I thought this was a very fun ride, to the point that a long run time at over 2 hours seemed like nothing. I've been more prepared for a movie to end that was 96 minutes than for this. But the titillating portrayal of fame, riches, women, downfall, and dysfunction can be hard to take your eyes off: sometimes against my better judgment. Also the doo-wop style of The Four Seasons was enlightening for me as a modern listener and quite enjoyable, especially watching the genesis of a songwriter-singer relationship. As a musician myself I found it edifying to watch the movie as something of a peek - albeit fictional - into the craziness of industry (is based on a true story still).

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ManMachine
Jan 09, 2018

Prior to watching "The Jersey Boys" - I had actually liked the music of The Four Seasons - But, now - (Thanks to Clint Eastwood's bungling, amateurish direction) - I hate The Four Seasons, big-time (and I hope that I never hear any of their songs ever again).

Yep. This petty, snivelling "bio" picture clearly proves to me (beyond a shadow of a doubt) that, as a director, Clint Eastwood (who's now pushing 90) is nothing but a senile, old boob who seriously needs to retire, ASAP - (Like, hasn't this greedy bugger got enough money and fan-admiration to do him for the rest of his days?)

From start to finish - "The Jersey Boys" (at an unbearable 2 hours/15 minutes) had such a noticeable slap/dash feel about it, that I swear they were making this nonsense up as they went along.

P.S. - I really cringe and shudder to think of what incompetent movie-project that that clueless, doddering twit, Eastwood has planned next to foist onto the gullible movie-going public.

Franln Nov 28, 2017

Seems this was probably a better production on stage than on film. Not the type of movie you think of Clint Eastwood directing, but I appreciate his effort.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Feb 08, 2018

Admiring girl: "Who did you write that song for? I mean, like... do you have a girlfriend?"

Bob Gaudio: "It's any girl... it's every girl. It's what T,S. Eliot calls the objective correlative."

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