And here is a Big Surprise — Clint Eastwood produced and directed — and I believe that his movie will be at the top of the Oscars. Not only was I thrilled by the Jersey Boys – they also bowled me over with the well-plotted outstanding singing. I’d see it twice or more.
I’ve seen many versions of the Stage play – but nothing compares with this movie version. And Gee Wiz — was I enchanted. The music and visuals made us laugh – and the singing was stunning. The audience loved it, and I loved it – there was extreme jiggling in the seats.
What a knockout cast this is. There is Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken and John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli. I was dazzled and overwhelmed with the absorbing and powerful filmmaking.
THE JERSEY BOYS have a well-plotted movie. It’s an unforgettable rare movie that is brilliant, exciting and deeply moving.
Performances of a life time
RATING: Six Stars****** or if you want – try six glasses of Champagne******
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(((Lee Hartgrave has contributed many articles for the San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook. He has also produced and hosted an Entertainment section on PBS KQED for – 7 years)))
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