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Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

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VivianRose

Why Do Fools Fall in Love?
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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.

My Rating = Two Stars


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