Movie Review: Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story (2013 TV Movie)
Plot Summary: R&B hip-hop girl group TLC have been one of the biggest musical acts in the world. However, success did not come easy. As their musical journey unfolds, they experience many personal struggles such as death, disease, and bad relationships. These struggles impact their music and each other.
My Review: One of the best things about this film is the acting. The film stars Keke Palmer as Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, rapper Lil Mama as Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, and Drew Sidora as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins. All three women did a great job portraying TLC, but Lil Mama is the actress that stood out the most.
Not only does she have a strong physical resemblance to the late TLC member, but she embodied Left-Eye to the point where it felt like you were watching the real Left-Eye.
Another enjoyable aspect of the film was the way TLC was portrayed. Every detail about the group’s outfits, performances, public appearances, and music videos was close to perfect as it could be.
With the exception of moments when Keke Palmer looked like herself rather than Chilli, it felt like you were watching a documentary about TLC rather than a biopic.
The only flaw in the film was its ending, which felt rushed. The film should have mentioned TLC’s fourth album 3-D. It would have been a good way to show how resilient the group was after what occurs at that point.
Overall, this is a fantastic film. I recommend it to TLC fans and music lovers everywhere.
Here is the trailer for “Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story”