- Aug 9, 2010
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OP.... fan boy much? It is a movie and not a documentary. Get over it.
Fan, not fanboi. Confession: The Four Seasons lost me with those mid-70s hits they had. Not even close to the standard they set in the 1960s. And, sorry, but history and facts have their rightful claims even in making a dramatisation of a true story. If I'd seen a film about, say, Kiss, that bowdlerised their story likewise, I'd have written just as critical a review of it.
They were okay in their time, but were eclipsed a thousandfold by the Beatles and many other groups of the late 60s. I would know as I was around during that timeframe.
So they weren't the Beatles? Who were?
They may have been eclipsed in record sales (you might care to note that, pre-Beatlemania, only the Beach Boys sold as many records, roughly speaking, as the Four Seasons), and they certainly didn't display many of the artistic ambitions the Beatles (and the Beach Boys, for awhile) came to display and execute, but the Four Seasons' music of the 1960s stands the test of time far better than a lot of the many other performers of the 60s who actually did out-sell them for various periods even if those performers, too, couldn't equal the Beatles' standard. The Four Seasons weren't anything close to flawless, and God only knows how much bloody filler went into most of their albums, but their best music does hold up.