This brightly colored, formulaic biopic examines the tragically short but musically influential life of '50s doo-wop sensation Frankie Lymon. Born in Harlem, Lymon started his career at the tender age of 13 with a group of
childhood friends; they eventually became known as the Teenagers. Their debut single, "Why Do Fools Fall in Love?," was an instant chart topper, but when Lymon went solo, both he and the Teenagers had difficulty recapturing their early success. Only 26 when he died, Lymon's life was nonetheless
sufficiently complicated -- he married three times but failed to obtain a single divorce - to merit the flashback treatment given by SELENA director Greg...