Movies in Review: “Jersey Boys”

I watched the Broadway performance of this story 2 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. When I saw the trailer for the film, I can’t say I was too excited until I saw that Clint Eastwood had directed it. The story was beautifully done as a Broadway play, but I didn’t know how it would come across as a movie, but with Eastwood at the helm, how bad could it be…

Hmmmmm…well it wasn’t as great as I hoped it would be. This movie was directed like a Broadway play being played out in a movie production, which didn’t work out so well. Unlike the play, the movie had far less energy. The movie needed more drama to sustain the story and captivate its audience more, because playing it cool as the Broadway play didn’t come across so well on the big screen. The musical performances were great, but the story was lacking in so many areas. The costumes and acting performances were also better in the play.

I figured the only reason this movie was released was to reach audiences who are unable to see the play…and I get that. But let me just tell you, if you’re ever in NY, your money would be better spent on Broadway. On a positive note, I do love the theatrical poster…lol…C+


About tajgreenemoviesinreview

I am creative by nature, and analytical by design. My escape from the riff raff of everyday life is a great movie. I do not title myself as a movie critic. I am a part of the viewing audience simple and plain. I started this blog to give a real life review of films, as an avid movie goer. Movies are expensive, and not always worth the money. I hope my reviews help you in your descision.
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2 Responses to Movies in Review: “Jersey Boys”

  1. CMrok93 says:

    Wasn’t very fun, nor was it very interesting either. It was just a very “whatever” musical. Quite disappointing really. Good review Taj.

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