- Network: VH1
- Series Premiere Date: Oct 21, 2013
- Season #: 1
- Summary: The story of the highs and lows of the Atlanta R&B trio of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (Drew Sidora), Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez (Niatia "Lil Mama" Kirkland), and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas (KeKe Palmer) was produced by the two surviving members of TLC.
- Genre(s): Drama, Movie/Mini-Series, Music
- Show Type: TV Movie
- Season 1 premiere date: Oct 21, 2013
- Air Time: 12:00 AM
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Oct 18, 2013The movie deals with Lisa’s death tastefully and sincerely, and the three actresses who play the girls couldn’t be better. They have the trio’s finger-snapping repartee and sisterly rapport down. If the script clunks, and the direction of Charles Stone III lacks the slightest in subtlety or grace, those qualities aren’t what matters. The cray-cray back story is.
CrazySexyCool doesn’t bring anything fresh to the narrative.... Still, the story and central players are intriguing enough that the combination of music and melodrama pretty well speaks for itself, without requiring much embellishment.
CrazySexyCool is a not a particularly well-constructed biopic, hopping from moment to moment like moviemaking was just a matter of checking scenes off a list, but it does everything that Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, the two surviving members of TLC, could ask for: It will absolutely convince you that TLC was amazing.
As the film swerves from one speed bump to the next, it takes TLC’s success and acclaim largely for granted, a clear violation of the “Behind the Music” blueprint. Often, the actresses do little more than appear on screen to deliver the heavy-handed, exposition-thick dialogue by Kate Lanier.