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Why do Fools Fall in Love
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Why do Fools Fall in Love

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The movie traces the rise and fall of 1950s doo-wop singer Frankie Lymon and three women Zola Taylor; Elizabeth Waters, and Emira Eagle who each claim to be the widow of Frankie Lymon, claiming legal rights to his estate.
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Film Threat
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December 06, 2005

This biopic is soulless, underwritten, over-acted and, worse, just plain dull.
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eFilmCritic.com

April 03, 2005

Worth it for the music -- but only barely.
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San Francisco Chronicle
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June 18, 2002

A fresh, enlightening example of how to take a tragic American show-business story and make it funny, warm and terrifically entertaining.
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Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
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January 01, 2000

A cop-out!
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Chicago Sun-Times
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January 01, 2000

What made Frankie run? The movie clearly doesn't know.
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Globe and Mail

April 25, 2003

A celebration of pop fantasies, a boyish rascal with a helium voice, and three pretty fools who fell in love with him.
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Entertainment Weekly
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January 01, 2000

We get no discernible Frankie at all!
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Los Angeles Times
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February 14, 2001

Though Nava's soapy directing style makes Fools watchable enough in a campy way, the film's unsophisticated nature undermines its better qualities.
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Reeling Reviews
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April 09, 2005

Larenz Tate is terrific recreating the excitement of Frankie's stage presence.
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Apollo Guide

January 01, 2000

Fails to bring anything new to what is rapidly becoming a genre unto itself (the 'talented but betrayed and flawed musical legend dead before their time' genre) making one wonder Why Did They Even Bother?
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Variety

June 18, 2008

Too ill defined to emerge from the pack of box office also-rans.
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Palo Alto Weekly

May 20, 2003

The biggest problem is the man at the center.
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