Jersey Boys

WRITTEN BY: Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice
DIRECTED BY: Clint Eastwood
STARRING: John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Christopher Walken
RATING: 3.5 stars

Watching the film version of Jersey Boys only made me want to re-watch the theatre production. The film should be able to stand alone but instead, it added very little to the remarkable true story of rise and fall of The Four Seasons, which is already wonderfully presented on stage. With Clint Eastwood at the helm as director, I expected something different, but he played it safe in his first musical. The cast was solid and the singing was great. It could just never come close to the live experience.