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Movie review: Jersey Boys has catchy songs for all seasons

What is most likeable about Four Seasons biography film is not the cast but great tunes

Published on Jul 18, 2014 11:43 AM
John Lloyd Young turns in a bland performance as Frankie Valli. -- PHOTO: WARNER BROS

Review: Drama


134 minutes/Now showing/***

The story: The biopic of the pop group The Four Seasons begins in the early 1950s, when young men Tommy DeVito (Vincent Piazza), Francesco Castellucio (later known as Frankie Valli, played by John Lloyd Young) and Nick Massi (Michael Lomenda) are best pals who regularly get into scrapes with the law. The aspiring musicians are looked after by mob boss Gyp (Christopher Walken). After recruiting the fourth member, the songwriter Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen), the group start their climb to chart success.

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