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Lavoe biopic has no narrative, 30 September 2011
The best musical partnership since Lennon and McCartney -- i.e, Héctor
Lavoe and Willie Colón- has yet to find a film that does them justice.
"Lavoe, The Untold Story" is filled with narrative gaps and
melodramatic clichés. The script has plenty of anecdotes from salsa
singer Lavoe but there is no narrative link. The film fails in
replicating the golden age of Fania records and the great songs by
Lavoe and Colon end up as background noise for bad taste and bad
acting. Raul Carbonell plays Lavoe with a melodramatic effort, lip
syncing Lavoe songs, but his performance is closer to parody. This is a
film to avoid.