Jersey Boys

2014 R 2h 14m Blu-ray / DVD

Jersey Boys

2014 R 2h 14m Blu-ray / DVD
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Adapted from the hit Broadway musical, this nostalgic look at the Four Seasons and their bumpy offstage lives stretches across four decades. Each of the musical act's four original members presents a different set of memories from their shared past.
John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Erich Bergen, Johnny Cannizzaro, Renée Marino, Mike Doyle, Christopher Walken, Joey Russo, Donnie Kehr, Erica Piccininni, Freya Tingley, Jeremy Luke
Clint Eastwood
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: DTS-HD Master Audio
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them. R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Jersey Boys -- a heartwarming, catchy, moving musical about the rise of singer Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons -- hews closely to the Broadway production it's based on. Expect plenty of period-accurate smoking and drinking, as well as lots of swearing (everything from "f--k" and "s--t" to "a--hole"), but although the movie touches on mature themes -- working for the Mob, losing your virginity, the death of a child -- it's neither graphic nor gratuitous in either violence or sexual content (there's no nudity). Teens are shown trying to pull off heists, and one man is seemingly shot at point blank. One character in particular is also in and out of jail, and the female characters aren't very deep, but ultimately there are worthy messages about loyalty, commitment, and hard work.

Sexual Content

Sexual innuendoes fly, and a man loses his virginity while his friends are outside a hotel room, waiting for him. Some kissing and verbal come-ons, but no nudity.


A man breaks a chair on a table; another draws a gun and fakes shooting someone (it looks frighteningly real). Friends fight loudly, and sometimes the verbal spats morph into physical ones. A character alludes to the death of a loved one via overdose. Men talk about women dismissively; a TV clip is shown of a man slapping a woman, and those watching it cheer. Heated arguments between a husband and wife in front of a child. A teenager dies; the funeral is shown.


Frequent but not constant use of words including "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "chickens--t," "son of a bitch," and more.

Social Behavior

A line from the movie says it all: "You want to turn things around? You gotta keep working." The film has a strong message about the value of putting one foot in front of the other day after day, doing the work and doing it well in order to make your dreams come true. The importance of loyalty rings loud and clear, too, as well as keeping your commitments.


Some period signage for Chivas Regal, Coke, Beefeater, and more.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Plenty of era-accurate smoking and drinking, mostly in bars. One character drinks too much, sometimes in front of her kids. There's an allusion to the death of a young woman via drug overdose.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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