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Billy Gardell - Los Angeles Premiere of Tammy held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 1st July 2014

Picture - Billy Gardell and Patty Gardell... Los Angeles United States, Monday 30th June 2014

Billy Gardell and Patty Gardell - Los Angeles premiere of Tammy held at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, United States - Monday 30th June 2014

Eastwood's 'Jersey Boys' Is Fun But Fails To Upstage Broadway

Tags: Clint Eastwood - Christopher Walken - Vincent Piazza - Billy Gardell

On the eve of the premiere of Clint Eastwood's movie adaptation of the Broadway hot musical, Jersey Boys, we thought we'd do a little snooping around to see what critics are saying and whether we should be adjusting our diaries this weekend to make way for a trip to the cinema.

Starring Christopher Walken, Boardwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza, Mike & Molly actor Billy Gardell and Jersey Boys stage star, actress Erica Piccininni, the movie tells the story of four young men who came together to form popular sixties rock group The Four Seasons. Eastwood frames one of the most adored band of the '60s with their early career struggles and gritty dealings with mobsters.

Describing the movie as a "likable and not overly romanticized portrait of the Four Seasons," SF Gate's Mick LaSalle praises the movie's songs, saying "Even if you have never particularly liked these songs, you will like them here [...] There's something about witnessing the birth of a sound - specifically "Sherry," their breakthrough - that makes that sound more beautiful."

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'Jersey Boys' Musical Given Hollywood Makeover By Clint Eastwood

Tags: Clint Eastwood - Christopher Walken - Vincent Piazza - Billy Gardell - John Lloyd Young

Jersey Boys received its premiere screening in New York City on Monday where director Clint Eastwood and the musical adaptation's cast were present and correct in sharp suits. Based on the musical of the same name, the biopic tells the story of four young men who came together to form popular sixties rock group The Four Seasons.

Eastwood may be better known for his hard-man action films but the 84 year-old film legend and music fan revealed that Jersey Boys was a passion project: "What was fun for me is that it's about musicians [...] The Four Seasons had all these hit songs, but they were juvenile delinquents! They were just guys from the neighborhood, a place where, if you were a singer, you were looked down upon as strange, unless you were Sinatra," Eastwood revealed, via The Daily Mail.

Starring Christopher Walken, Boardwalk Empire's Vincent Piazza, Mike & Molly actor Billy Gardell and Jersey Boys stage star, actress Erica Piccininni, the movie is fairly unique in that the actors were required to sing live.

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