Jersey Boys (2014)





John Lloyd Young, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken, Renée Marino, Kathrine Narducci, Lou Volpe, Freya Tingley, Elizabeth Hunter, Grace Kelley, Mike Doyle, Rob Marnell, Johnny Cannizzaro, Donnie Kehr, Jeremy Luke, Joey Russo, James Madio, Erica Piccinini, Steve Schirripa, Barry Livingston, Miles Aubrey, Kim Gatewood, Jackie Seiden, Kyli Rae, Troy Grant, Heather Ferguson, John Griffin, Chaz Langley, Billy Gardell, Francesca Eastwood, Sean Whalen


1951, Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza), narrating the story, introduces the audience to himself, his brother Nicky (Johnny Cannizzaro), their friend Nick Massi (Michael Lomenda) and Frankie (John Lloyd Young).
One night the group attempts a robbery and the police arrest them. When Tommy is released from prison, he reunites his group and asks Frankie to join them.
After Nicky leaves, the group, now called "The Four Lovers", is in need of a songwriter, and thank to Joe Pesci (Joey Russo) they meet Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen). That's the beginning of The Four Seasons.


Clint Eastwood's choice to bring to the screen a theatrical play turned into a success. While I was expecting something better from him, Jersey Boys is still good film.
Eastwood manages to give music the right importance, avoiding the musical effect, which would have overshadowed the story. 


Frankie Valli: Four guys under a street lamp, when it was all still ahead of us, the first time we made that sound - our sound.




  1. I love how the movie 'ends' four times. The first ending of Frankie finishing the song 'Your Just Too Good to be True' and the audience applauds would have been a satisfying ending. But no, three more great endings come after that. Fantastic.