The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story

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Movie Info

Filmmaker Aaron Kunkel examines the rise and fall of boy band impresario Lou Pearlman.

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Rita Doumar
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Callie Foster
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Shane Patterson
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Sarba Das
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Sam Korkis
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Critic Reviews for The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story

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  • It may be an all-too-familiar refrain - trusted music manager rips off his clients - but "The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story" sets it in the broader, more intriguing context of the age-old pursuit of those twin trappings, fame and fortune.

    March 26, 2019 | Full Review…
  • As Kunkel structures the doc, it's like "Here's this guy who nobody completely understands, now let's go back in time and ... nobody understood him then, either." I prefer that to cheap and specious psychoanalyzing.

    March 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The man behind *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys is revealed as a master fraudster in this absorbing documentary.

    March 14, 2019 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • In an increasingly competitive genre, a really bad guy at the center of your scam documentary isn't enough to make it stand out.

    December 7, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Ultimately, The Boy Band Con struggles to find the balance between a real-life showbiz story and a more serious story about a serial embezzler.

    December 1, 2019 | Full Review…
  • It's more like a primer on Pearlman for those who haven't thought about boy bands since the 90s than a provocative true crime investigation.

    April 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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