Every frame of this film is classy. I really don't care to know whether the description of the Italo-American New Jersey neighborhood of the 50's is accurate or not. Jersey Boys is not a documentary. If you can't recognize class when it's there, you don't deserve Jersey Boys. Masterpiece. And it's final.
Family in its multiple forms. A classical theme explored with both classical and modern forms by a filmmaker whose depth and truth seem to have vanished with his tour de force (the magnificent "Gran Torino"). It is not Eastwood's worst film, on the contrary, it's fresher than his horrible last movies (particularly "J. Edgar"), but it's ruined by sentimentality, clichés and the worst third act ever.
From the filmmaker that has been regarded as the last of the classics (an exasperating cliché), another demonstration of how banal and demonstrative his narrative system is, this one particularly painful because of its complete mimesis of the Italo- Americam commonplace. Worse than any recent Scorsese, which is frankly desperate.
El mas joven de los clásicos entrega una nueva página de su reciente (re)exploración a las formas míticas de construcción heroica de su país. La vasta tradición ítalo-americana bajo la que se ha fomentado el cine estadounidense de los 70's, encuentra en Jersey Boys un sentido homenaje, en el que los lazos entre una familia se ven tensados únicamente para demostrar que siempre existe un hombre capaz de sacrificarse.
Deconstructions of myths is nothing new, especially for Clint Eastwood. However, here he deconstructs the colorful façade of the musical genre and the legacy of the Four Seasons to reveal the inherent anguish that comes with success in show business and living up to mainstream expectations. It’s a beautifully crafted work that’s fun and melancholy at just the right moments. A fascinating work. Oh what a night!
Vincent Piazza was great as were all the musical numbers, but everything else felt forced and done in one take. It felt like one of those biopics where someone had the idea to make a movie about this based on two facts they heard, then halfway through the script they realized it wasn't enough for a film so they made up lies and stretched it out. Just like Schindler's Li- er, uh. Nevermind... I SAID NEVERMIND!
Impressive work by Clint Eastwood, and my curiosity towards the "Four Seasons" and their very familiar sound of the American 60s is truly enjoyable. It's not the most exceptional musical biography put together on film, but you just gotta love that music!