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The Buddy Holly Story
Years before Ray, Walk the Line, Dreamgirls, and even that terrible Frankie Lymon movie, 1978's The Buddy Holly Story sort of set the standard for an entire genre of musical biopics yet to come. As such, it's got some of the genre's clunkier conventions (wait, black people like this white guy's music?!!), but it generally holds up, Buddy Holly songs are never not nice to listen to, and for anyone who only grew up knowing wacked-out, earnestly frightening "I'm With Busey" Gary Busey, it's pretty interesting to watch him in his professional prime. Also a lesson in all the good things that happen when you let an actor actually sing the songs on which the entire movie is based.
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