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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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Palo Alto Weekly
The biggest problem is the man at the center.
May 20, 2003
Film Threat
This biopic is soulless, underwritten, over-acted and, worse, just plain dull.
December 06, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
We get no discernible Frankie at all!
January 01, 2000
Worth it for the music -- but only barely.
April 03, 2005
Apollo Guide
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?
January 01, 2000
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
A cop-out!
January 01, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
What made Frankie run? The movie clearly doesn't know.
January 01, 2000
Too ill defined to emerge from the pack of box office also-rans.
June 18, 2008
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.
February 14, 2001