Hollywood turns to all types of sources when it comes to ideas for movies. Books are their most prized source, comic books, old TV shows and once in a while, they will try adapting a smash Broadway hit for the big screen. When they do that, the results are usually less than stellar, but they are giving it another go with the Tony award winning “Jersey Boys” which opens today, June 20. They probably thought they were hedging their bets when they brought on Clint Eastwood to direct, but they are going to end up with another Broadway miss movie.
Four young men from New Jersey, who should have ended up in jail, or worse, dead, by their own account, beat the odds and form the musical group The Four Seasons. They produced many great hits over the years until the New Jersey within them brings about their downfall.