'Jersey Boys' finds right note to tell fantastic story

Jesus Figueroa

Written by Jesus Figueroa

From highs to lows "Jersey Boys" brings the spectacular music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to the big screen.

The rhythm stays a steady beat with each scene coming at an appropriate time.

Valli, played by John Lloyd Young, Tommy DeVito, played by Vincent Piazza, Nick Massi, played by Michael Lomenda, play small time music gigs and engage in underhanded schemes to make money until Bob Gaudio, played by Erich Bergen, joins the group and completes the Four Seasons.

Young was magnificent and charismatic showing just what a musician needs to capture the hearts of a music lovers of that time.

Piazza had a menacing yet charming manner and came off as bossy, snobby and intimidating.

Lomenda had a timid feel and narrates some of the story.

Bergen doesn't seem to ever look at the other actors in the eyes. He seems be nervous all the time and always lost in thought.

The film style is magnificent with every musical performance being worthy of a standing-ovation.

It spans not only the hits and good times, but adequately and respectfully addresses some of the low points and struggles of the Four Seasons and the individual member.

The finale is a great embodiment of what the entire film is.

I give this film 4 out of 5 Popcorns. Being a fan of musicals and broadway shows this was a magnificent film. Clint Eastwood did a magnificent job of making each hit song grand visually and a performance worthy of the top spot each song earned. The pacing of the movie can seem a bit slow for such an exciting story. The acting is for the most part amazing.

"Jersey Boys" is out in theaters now.

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