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CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Emotional biopic with serious topics, strong language.

Movie NR 2014 105 minutes
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age 14+

Based on 1 parent review

age 14+

I have seen this on TV.

good movie although I don't know the rating could be R with some language but for anyone that grew up with TLC will enjoy this movie. it is a movie that has power to it,

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This is an entertainingly dramatic look at the events that led to the Atlanta-based group's meteoric rise to fame, which came to an abrupt end with the tragic death of Lisa Lopes in 2002. It highlights the close, personal relationship they had with each other and notes some of the events from which their empowering lyrics are inspired. It also reveals some of the many obstacles they faced throughout their careers, including exploitative managers, dysfunctional relationships, and T-Boz's well-publicized battle with sickle-cell anemia.

Viewers who grew up with TLC will certainly enjoy hearing their story and listening to their music. Watching excerpts of some of the actual footage of their televised events is fun, too. But music lovers not old enough to remember the group will get an important lesson on how these young women managed to break down barriers in the historically male-dominated hip-hop industry and how they paved the way for the hip-hop artists the world listens to today.

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