By Suzanne A. Marshall from the October 2015 Edition
Starring: John Lloyd Young, Eric Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Christopher Walken
Director: Clint Eastwood
“The story of four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic 1960s rock group The Four Seasons.“
I’m not always a fan of movie musicals. But I’ll try anything directed by Clint Eastwood. He makes noteworthy movies and this was no exception. Many of you no doubt remember the lofty falsettos sung by Franky Vali backed by his group the Four Seasons. It certainly stretches back to memories of my younger years and of course still pops up on classic rock stations to this day.
Songs such as “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”, “Sherry” and “My Eyes Adored You” will once again circle round in your head for days after watching this movie.
The movie chronicles 1960s life in the New Jersey neighborhoods where the boys grew up. There are ties to the criminal element and borderline brushes with the law portrayed as a fairly common occurrence. As the group gains fame and fortune we watch the evolution of the group, the music industry, their relationships, lives and of course lots of their music. I had a great time watching and listening.
IMDB rated this movie as 6.9/10 based on 22,006 viewers.