Jersey Boys Saturday, 04 April 2020

Jersey Boys

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Frequent coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Too good to be true.

  • Starring:

    John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Michael Lomenda, Johnny Cannizzaro, Christopher Walken, Renée Marino, Mike Doyle, Joseph Russo, Michael Patrick McGill, Lacey Hannan, Steve Schirripa, Freya Tingley

  • Directed by:

    Clint Eastwood

  • Running time:

    134 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)


    People get shot, slapped, wrestled, hit with objects. Break-and-enter, stealing, stolen goods. Objects thrown and smashed. A car smashes into a shop window. Bullet in head, being killed, cutting throat, illegal gaming, forged documents, fraud mentioned. Blood/gore: Corpse. Bloody bullet wound, bloody thumb, blood on object. Bandage, cut, bruising.


    Couples have implied bedroom sex. Infidelity. Flirting, kissing, ogling. Sexual innuendo. Sexual-themed banter. Making love, getting laid mentioned. Skimpy clothing, lingerie, cleavage, man in singlet, shirtless man. Nude male statue.


    Drug overdose (implied). Alcohol (wine, beer, champagne, spirits, cocktails), alcoholism. Smoking (cigarettes, cigars). Gambling, the track, gambling losses, massive debts mentioned. Drugs, drug overdose, smack, being overdose mentioned.


    F-words, s-words, a-words, son-of-a-b*tch. Name-calling. Slang for genitals and bodily functions. Homosexual, gender, marriage stereotypes. Religious references and exclamations. Obscene hand gesture.


    The Four Seasons, Jersey Boys, 1950s New Jersey, music, fame, debt, parenting, grief, regret, talent, rehearsing, song-recording, acoustics, touring, hygiene, infidelity, scams, songwriting, family, addiction, live performance, divorce, relationships, leadership, betrayal, loan sharks, scandal, jealousy.


    Deceased daughter, divorce, relationship breakups. Court, wedding, funeral, jail settings. Toilet, urination, burp. Fur coats. Seagulls, cow, cockroach, fishing. Mid-credits vision.


    Hit-filled, fun, glorious, moving, likeable, nostalgic, good, sensitive, interesting, appealing, entertaining. First-rate performances, perfectly cast, expertly staged, feels life-like, excellent period construction, seamless hair and makeup, catchy songs, colourful characters, muted colour palette, terrific cameo from Eastwood.


    Familiar, straightforward, diluted, clichéd, square, forgettable, cheesy, direct, bland, lacklustre, dull. Loses momentum, odd structure, lacks charm, concert scenes don't pop.

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