Jersey Boys parents guide

Jersey Boys

The story of the musical group, The Four Seasons.

Overall C+

Based on a Broadway play, Jersey Boys follows the rise and fall of the 1960s musical group The Four Seasons. Look for John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli, Vincent Piazza as Tommy DeVito, Erich Bergen as Bob Gaudio, and Michael Lomenda as Nick Massi.

Violence C
Sexual Content C+
Profanity D-
Substance Use C-

Why is Jersey Boys rated R? The MPAA rated Jersey Boys R for language throughout.

Run Time: 134 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Jersey Boys rated R? Jersey Boys is rated R by the MPAA for language throughout.

Violence: A character appears to be shot in the head, blood effects are shown. Characters watch a scene from a movie that shows a woman slapped by a man. Men begin pushing and hit each other. Organized crime is depicted as a normal element within a community and one mob “boss” is portrayed as protective. Verbal threats are heard, including the possibility of violence if a loan is not repaid. A gang of young men (including at least one teen) is shown robbing a store. An out-of-control car crashes into a shop window. Perpetrators flee a crime scene but are later caught and appear in court. A character dies from a drug overdose.

Sexual Content: A character boasts of his many female sexual partners. Characters comment on a young man’s sexual inexperience and later hire a woman to sleep with the virgin male—only a brief moment of embracing is shown. It is implied other unmarried couples have sex, (one is later shown getting married). There are other brief moments of embracing and kissing. It is implied a character is a homosexual. Sexual innuendo and crude slang are heard. Girls are seen in short shorts.

Language: Over 30 sexual expletives are used in a non-sexual context, sometimes during arguments with aggressive intent. Other profanities are also heard including scatological terms, a crude term for sex and slang terms for male anatomy. Racial slurs and terms of deity are included in the script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Smoking is seen throughout this period movie, along with frequent alcohol use. A female character is seen inebriated and it is implied she has an alcohol problem. A nun drinks secretly.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Coarse Language.
Alberta 14A Coarse Language.
Manitoba 14A Coarse Language, Tobacco Use/Promotion.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language.
Quebec G
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A

News About "Jersey Boys"

Cast and Crew

Jersey Boys is directed by Clint Eastwood and stars John Lloyd Young, Vincent Piazza, Christopher Walken.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Jersey Boys movie is November 11, 2014. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Jersey Boys
Release Date: 11 November 2014
Jersey Boys releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- From Broadway To The Big Screen Featurette
- Too Good To Be True Featurette
- "Oh, What A Night" To Remember

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The stories of other musical artist are the inspiration for the movies Ray (Ray Charles), Walk the Line (Johnny Cash) and The Sapphires (an Australian girls group). That Thing You Do follows the rise and fall of a fictitious 1960s band.

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