Sunday, June 15, 2014

'Jersey Boys' Review

"Everybody remembers it how they need to." That's the tag line for Jersey Boys, which should tell you that this Hollywood remake of the Tony-winning musical is more about how we distort history than it is about a feel-good collection of deathless pop tunes. With that in mind, Clint Eastwood is an apt director for the material: He's made a career examining the chasm between reality and the stories we tell ourselves. Unfortunately, the musical's familiar narrative arc and the filmmaker's subdued style don't quite mesh. My review is live at Screen International.