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Why Do Fools Fall In Love
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by Teen Movie Critic

"The fifties music might but great for nostalgia buffs - but it just grated on my nerves."
2 stars

'Why Do Fools Fall in Love?' prompted another question in my mind: why did people like listening to all those old rock and roll songs?

'Why Do Fools Fall in Love' chronicles the life of fifties singer Frankie Lymon (Larenz Tate). Apparently he had three wives since three 'widows' came forward after his death, hoping to receive royalties. The plot keeps switching back from their arguments to the times when they each married Frankie. Zola Taylor (Halle Berry) is the glamorous singer Frankie met while on the road; then there's Elizabeth Waters (Vivica A. Fox), the shoplifting jailbird whom he met while she was stealing a bottle of perfume from a department store. And last, he married Emira Eagle (Lela Rochon) a very straight, nice and rather dull school-teacher. Eventually he did a Kurt Cobain and overdosed on heroin, and that was that. 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love?' was not particularly engaging; it plays more like a documentary than a movie. Although it held my attention, I wasn't on the edge of my seat, either.

The fifties music might but great for nostalgia buffs - but it just grated on my nerves.

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originally posted: 12/18/99 16:32:26
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User Comments

11/09/11 action movie fan interesting study of frankie lymon,s life and times 3 stars
5/16/02 Butterbean Why wasn't this on E! True Hollywood Story. It's not interesting enough to be a full movie. 2 stars
2/06/00 Kyle Broflovski God DAMN...even DOO-WOP singers were drugged to the eyeballs?! So much for the 60's... 4 stars
4/11/99 Alonzo Halle berry, lela rochon, vivica fox........Damn all those hot women but this movie was ok 4 stars
10/17/98 Mr Showbiz A totally entertaining biopic of teen singing sensation Frankie Lymon. 5 stars
9/24/98 katherine pretty dumb. i hate romances. 2 stars
9/14/98 EMTaylor Enjoyed it could have been an HBO orignal 4 stars
8/29/98 Mister Whoopee Fast paced, pretty clever, but not my cup of stuff. 3 stars
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USA
  28-Aug-1998 (R)
  DVD: 03-Feb-2004

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Directed by
  Gregory Nava

Written by
  Tina Andrews

Cast
  Halle Berry
  Larenz Tate
  Vivica A. Fox
  Alexis Cruz
  Lela Rochon
  Little Richard



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