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Jersey Boys Movie

From the big stage to the big screen, this hit Broadway musical is now a motion picture that surely won’t disappoint.

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THE STORY ABOUT THE FOUR SEASONS The rock 'n roll group not the hotel.
Keith Bernstein

Jersey Boys

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
134 minutes
Wide Release Date:
06/20/14
performer:
Kathrine Narducci, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken
director:
Clint Eastwood
distributor:
Warner Bros.
genre:
musical

We gave it a B-

John Lloyd Young, who won a Tony award in 2006 for his portrayal of the falsetto giant Frankie Valli in the hit Broadway musical Jersey Boys, didn’t realize that a routine Sunday-matinee performance was his big-screen audition. ”The first time I met Clint Eastwood was backstage after the show,” says Young. ”And the next time was on set. I can’t imagine a better beginning to what I hope will be a Hollywood career.” Young’s Valli ages from 16 to 60 in the rags-to-riches Cinderfella story, which also stars Christopher Walken as the mobster who’s a father figure to the young Four Seasons.