Friday, June 20, 2014

Jersey Boys - Movie Review

  Who's in it?


What's it about?

Jersey Boys is the story of how 3 criminal minors met a brilliant song writer and went from being safe-stealing messers to the most popular band pre-Beatles in America.

Any Good?

I liked this, I don't know if it was the AMAZING soundtrack or the Joysey charm the accents brought, even with the ridiculously long 2 hours and 14 minutes run length filled with fluff. Even with an easy hour of pure filler the main story can hold up if you pay close enough attention, with great extra characters like Joseph Russo as the truly funny Joe Pesci. 

The fourth-wall breaking talking to the camera really shined at times, but I did notice that not once did Frankie himself do it until the final scenes, more the other characters for him and it reminded me a lot of Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad's later seasons if you see what I mean.

The acting was pretty solid to say the least, Vincent Piazza as the total D-Bag of the film was genuinely aggravating, which can be huge props for a role like that. I liked Erich Bergen in this, he was the best of the entire band and I really did care and root for him whenever he was in an argument. 

Christopher Walken was Christopher Walken in terms of his role of mafia man Gyp, but there's one scene where he goes to see Frankie sing and his acting is out of this world, incredible for the entire duration.

I've said it and I'll say it again, I liked this. It had the early rock sound that just hasn't been replicated since The Beatles and it sounded great. One thing I just realised is that this movie is an actual musical due to the amount of songs featured, but it's done so well it just feels like the songs are meant to be there each time. Not bad Clint/Frankie/Bobby et al, not bad at all.


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