Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Why Do Fools Fall In Love (1998)

Gregory Nava directed this biographical drama on the brief but intense life of singer Frankie Lymon who stayed with the popular Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers group only for a year. Lymon was 13 years old when the group erupted from radios… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 28, 1998
DVD Release Date: May 1, 2001
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This is a fun comedy with delightful musical numbers.

Todd McCarthy

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

Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

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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Dave McCoy
Film Threat

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

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

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

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Foolproof fun!

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

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

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle

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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Boston Globe

Filled with color and energy!

Scott Weinberg

Worth it for the music -- but only barely.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Sean Gillespie
Based on a true story: Frankie Lyman (Why do fools fall in love).
Joey Nevarez
The first hour or so ranks as favorite movie material. It's enormously entertaining and a fresh spin on standard biopic: Diana Ross's cover of Why Do… More
Remi Logan
Loved it!!