There was a great deal of focus on abortions, arson, sickle cell anemia and the tragic loss of Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Far less in focus were all the accolades the ladies received, as well as their whirlwind success as one of the biggest girl groups of all time.
Jon Caramanica of The New York Times felt that the film was all over the place, and focused too much on the lows the group endured. "TLC was one of the most innovative pop groups of the 1990s, a modern, forward-looking hybrid with several multiplatinum albums and Grammys to its name," he wrote. "But ‘CrazySexyCool’ ... pinballs from one eruption to the next, giving over disproportionate time to the group’s myriad financial squabbles with its label and management. That leaves barely any time for accolades, a shame for a group that received and deserved many.”
Slate's Willa Paskin agreed that the film wasn't great, but it was full of nostalgia. After watching it -- or perhaps while watching -- you couldn't help but jump on YouTube to watch one or five of TLC's music videos. And Hollywood Life's Andy Swift was quick to point out that this isn't the end of the story. Surviving members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas -- who were executive producers on the film -- are currently working on a new album and just released a greatest hits collection featuring a brand new song, "Meant To Be."
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