JERSEY BOYS: Nice Music — But Can’t Recommend

Written by William Pauwels on July 24, 2014

My wife and I went to see the movie Jersey Boys this past weekend.

Great pop music saved the apparently true, but pathetic history of “Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons’ ” rise to stardom in the 1960s.

As my son has pointed out in another Clash Daily article, Jersey Boys, like so many other flicks nowadays, was lavishly adorned with unimaginative, f-bomb dialog and sexual innuendo, apparently written by some low-life scribe in search of an equally, low-life audience.

What a shame that this talented pop singing group – with their unique sound – should be presented in such an uncreative and vulgar manner.

We enjoyed the music and even the simplistic struggle of the group to gain fame and fortune in the highly competitive music industry. But we did not appreciate the overdose of profanity, sexuality and immorality. Upon leaving the theater, my wife said, I liked the show, the music, and the characters; but as Christians, we shouldn’t recommend it.



William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.