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Jersey Boys Review: I Don't Get It

The emotionally hollow Jersey Boys loses our attention early and never gains it back. As a child of the 1980's, my world was filled with Duran Duran, Van Halen, and Rush. Part of the allure was the life these rock heroes led, and wanting to know more about them fueled my appreciation for their music.  And yet all of their stories would be far more entertaining to see than the happily pleasant but emotionally unfulfilling  Jersey Boys . Based on the Broadway production, Jersey follows the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Frankie (John Lloyd Young), Nick Massi (Michael Lomenda) and Tommy (Vincent Piazza) are mobster troublemakers whose desire to sing their way out of New Jersey leads them to fortune and fame. Mob boss Gyp DeCarlo (Christopher Walken) sees greatness in Frankie, and soon others join the bandwagon. With the arrival of songwriter Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen), The Four Seasons begin their meteoric rise with a string of hits that pepper the 1960's