Paul Wontorek
July 09, 1999 AT 04:00 AM EDT

This guilty pleasure Boyband revolves around Freedom, an all-boy group on a pop-chart rise. The show itself is nothing more than an album’s worth of catchy Backstreet Boys-style songs by a dozen or so different writers interspersed with scenes of predictable drama (”Is Matt gay?” ”Is Adam using drugs?”). But the concert scenes are performed with such pizzazz that one wonders why the five hunky Boyband stars don’t just strike up a record deal themselves. B-

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