Beth Pinsker
January 08, 1999 AT 05:00 AM EST

Why Do Fools Fall in Love

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
performer
Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox, Lela Rochon, Larenz Tate, Alexis Cruz, Paul Mazursky, Miguel A. Nunez Jr., Paula Jai Parker, Clifton Powell, Pamela Reed, Lane Smith, Ben Vereen
director
Gregory Nava
genre
Drama, musical

We gave it a C-

Larenz Tate has the moves but not Frankie Lymon’s voice in the biopic Why Do Fools Fall in Love about the competing claims on the doo-wop singer’s estate by three women who thought themselves his wife. With Lymon’s life story told in disjointed flashbacks between courtroom scenes, the talented cast doesn’t have a chance. C-

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