I’m a fan of musicals and I appreciate breaking the fourth wall, so it is odd that I disliked this movie so passionately. I don’t know, maybe I just don’t get what Clint Eastwood’s motivation behind it was because it did not come out feeling as fresh as I figured it would be. Everyone in this film is either stiff as a board or overacting horribly (for a good example, look for the scene where Frankie Valli is at his daughter’s funeral and looks directly into the camera with the equivalent of a frowny-face emoticon). This movie just plain sucks and has almost no redeemable cinematic value. I still like Frankie Valli’s music though despite Eastwood’s best efforts, so that’s a silver lining.
Bottom Line This movie just plain sucks and has almost no redeemable cinematic value.