‘Jersey Boys’ has wonderful music and an interesting tale

An early moment in the history of the 'Jersey Boys'
An early moment in the history of the ‘Jersey Boys’

[rating=3]Starring:  Vincent Piazza, John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Christopher Walken, Mike Doyle, Renee Marino, Kathrine Narducci, Lou Volpe, Erica Piccininni, Joey Russo and Freya Tingley
Writer(s):  Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice (songs by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe)
Director(s):  Clint Eastwood

Jersey Boys is a pretty good movie.  Therein lies the problem.  It is only pretty good.  When I enter an auditorium to watch a movie directed by Clint Eastwood, I expect excellence.  He rarely disappoints.  Given that this is an adaptation of a smash-hit Broadway musical, it stood to reason that he would splash that musical across the big screen with his usual panache.  It is a good film and there are many fine aspects to it; and perhaps I’m being unfair by having had such high expectations.

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