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Good girls want him bad. Bad girls want him worse.
"Drape" (or Greaser) Wade Walker, also known as Cry-Baby for his ability to shed a single tear, falls head over heels for square Allison Vernon-Williams who, incidentally, is tired of being good.Allison is a "square" good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for Cry-Baby Walker, a "Drape" (or Greaser).Spoofing Elvis movies and Juvenile Delinquency scare films of the '50s, this movie follows the adventures of Cry-Baby who, after he is sent to juvie and released, is determined to cross class (and taste) boundaries to get Allison back.
You show me someone who doesn't like this movie and I'll show you... uhhh, umm... my middle finger.
...but not really. That would be rude.
There's nothing the matter with my face. I got character!
John Waters might be an acquired taste but there's no arguing that the man has a unique vision and uncompromising style. I almost think he simply makes films that he would enjoy watching himself while giving little regard to what appeals to the masses.
Here he lampoons the teen rebel films of the 50s resulting in what I imagine an Elvis Presley film would look like if directed by a man on acid. Not that I think Waters was on acid, I simply think this is actually what he finds entertaining when he is stone cold sober.
Unlike what most people think, Johnny Depp's first foray into the cinematically…
¿La mejor peli de Waters? ¿El Depp más molón de la vida? ¿Traci Lords? ¿Iggy Pop?
Una peli que se folla a los Rebeldes de Coppola por todos sus orificios. Inolvidable popada.
Really wish my brother would have named his son Hatchet Face, like he swore to do after we first saw this movie in the early 90s.
Late 1990/early 1991 - Watched Cry-Baby when it was in heavy rotation on cable. Love the characters, the music, the '50s Baltimore milieu, the "drapes vs. squares" plotline and John Waters' propensity for puerile jokes that even a seven-year-old can appreciate. More than anything, I can't believe how cool Johnny Depp is as Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker, a character that, I'd later learn, is an idealized composite of every doomed rebel from every low-budget '50s B-picture with cute boys in leather jackets. When nice girl Allison (Amy Locane) declares that she's tired of being good and wants to be bad, it makes me feel funny in a way I couldn't explain. And when Cry-Baby teaches Allison, in hilarious detail, how to…
Weird and twisted movie starring great Johnny Depp. This movie is very short for some reason but it is a good fun and it is filled with great music.
I reaaaaaaaaaaaally like it, from what I have read it's suppose to be a parody of the teenage musicals that were very popular on that time and you can really see it since some characters and some scenes are so fake and exagerated that are entertaining, also the soundtrack is soooo good you will find yourself singing it after you finish the movie, it has a rock vibe that really makes you feel like in the 50, "Please Mr. Jailer" is my favourite one and "Doing time for being young" really speeks to you especially if you are a young person.
Plus is Johnny Depp on its 20's singing in a leather jacket, what else do you want?
Although not bad was not at all what I was expecting. John Waters weakest movie IMO from what I've seen so far. It still had a creative word and a lot of heart, but thought it was a bit too safe. I'm not a huge fan of the greaser era and haven't seen many films so I'm sure I missed a lot in terms of call backs to earlier movies. I'm glad I saw it, but when looking for a Waters movie to watch this would be the last one I would go for.
very funny and trashy i loved it
this is so fucking weird
John Waters takes the concept of low brow art, and makes it so low, that it becomes high brow art. Don't ask me how that works, but the man's aesthetic would make even the stoutest of viewers unsettled. And if they're not unsettled, they're watching his films for the wrong reason.
While I'm early in my trek through Waters's oeuvre, Cry-Baby is certainly pretty tame compared to, say, Pink Flamingos. But that Waters aesthetic still goes strong.
This time he's wrapping it up in a greaser-era musical. And yes, this is an awesome direction. It's perfect casting for Depp (and it's nice to be reminded that Depp can do something other than Tim Burton wacko roles), who flits nicely in…
I tought this film was okay the story line was not good but it was funny at times. I tought the actors did an okay job.It nagged me that the film is such bullshit.
Full with character and a single tear, Cry-Baby is a rival story between the squares and the drapes and focuses on the "forbidden love" of the main man of the drapes and a fine classy lady of the squares.
While this wasn't exactly a fresh take on that plot-line it had a lot of character and overacting in a good way and by the slightest sense doesn't take itself serious.
It had some ridiculous scenes and some over the top acting and perhaps the worst make-up job I've ever seen on the character 'Hatchet-Face' but in spite of that it kept me singing along and sitting eerily in my seat wanting to dance with them.
I get John Hughes and John Waters mixed up all the time. It makes a bit of sense, I think. They are like mirror images of each other. Where Hughes is on the sweet side, Waters likes to get dirty and play in the mud. And I knew one of them directed this, a throwback to the teen exploitation movies of the 50s, and it could have been either of them given that genre. I think I would have liked Hughes's version better. Everything I didn't like about this movie comes directly from Waters's brain, from the entire character of Hatchet-Face to the ridiculous number of reaction shots in the movie. It's just a mess of dumb ideas piled on…
A John Waters must. How did I miss this. I love me a good musical. But this is a great one. Johnny Depp is perfect rock-a-billy white trash but Mona "Hatchet-Face" Malnorowski might be one of the greatest characters ever created.