Jersey Boys – Film Review
Saturday eve I went to see ‘Jersey Boys’ the film adaptation of the World Acclaimed Musical.
While living in London, myself and some friends went to the West End to see the show back in 2011, partly because it was a friend playing one of the Jersey Boys!
It was incredible! We were all up dancing by the end!
So when I saw Clint Eastwood had directed a film based on this.. I had to see it!
It will not disappoint, the cast, songs, story and backdrop were all true to the musical.. bringing the Stage Musical to life. When they sing ‘Sherry’ I felt goose-bumps.. the moment when they found their sound.
I loved the quirkiness of the Stage Musical with the props and stage scenes on a continuous rolling motion, desks rolling in, cars rolling in and the way the lighting and spot lights lit up narrating characters really gave a fun atmosphere and non stop sequence to the fantastic musical.
Obviously in the film it is a moving story so you loose that quirky touch, but the narrating of characters throughout the story still gave it that edge.. a truly amazing film. You have to love Christopher Walken.. even more so when he dances at the end 🙂
Jersey Boys is a musical biography of the Four Seasons-the rise, the tough times and personal clashes, and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music became symbolic of a generation. Far from a mere tribute concert (though it does include numbers from the popular Four Seasons songbook), Jersey Boys gets to the heart of the relationships at the center of the group-with a special focus on frontman Frankie Valli, the small kid with the big falsetto. In addition to following the quartet’s coming of age as performers, the core of the show is how an allegiance to a code of honor learned in the streets of their native New Jersey got them through a multitude of challenges: gambling debts, Mafia threats and family disasters. Jersey Boys is a glimpse at the people behind a sound that has managed to endure for over four decades in the hearts of the public.
I want to see it again!