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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.
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.
¿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.
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…
"Can we take Wanda the fuck home?"
Every time I watch a John Waters movies I want to watch nothing but John Waters movies.
Thinking back, this is only the third 35mm John Waters screening I've had the privilege of. The world needs more John Waters rep screenings.
P.S. : Hatchet Face scares the hell out of me.
Surprisingly good by it's appearance of first impression. The film mocks the cliché teenage social scene and is actually a very funny and enjoyable movie. This is one of Johnny Depp’s early roles and he did an excellent job in this corny musical comedy. The humour was excellent because of how it poked fun at the typical teenagers and exaggerates things. Film has great characters and a few good songs. Some of the songs are deliberately exaggerated, and the film has a hint of the film Hairspray in it. The 50’s I suppose was the time when the traditional innocent kind of living was broke by rebellious teenagers, from riding motor bikes to wearing leather jackets
Depp is hilarious an…
Probably one of my favorite spoof films.
Envision what a John Water's version of Grease would look like, then tone it down just a bit. I personally felt like this could have gotten a lot weirder and I would have been okay with it.
I don't really know what to say about this movie but I just think that this movie is just so fun to watch because of how campy this movie is. A definite watch.
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CRY-BABY is my first John Waters flick. It seemed the most appropriate since his other films seem a little out of my comfort zone and it has a young Johnny Depp. I was pleasantly surprised by the film and its disturbing qualities that come with Waters films actually does the film well. Depp is Cry-Baby, a draper in 1950's suburbia life who has little to no emotions other than shedding one, lonely tear. His bad boy reputations catches the attention of a good girl type, who wants to experience the draper lifestyle and ditch her square lifestyle. What ensues is weird, dancing and singing numbers orchestrated like a musical right out of…
Nothing like a John Waters flick.
I live for movies like this. Camp camp camp all the way.
Cry-Baby is about one on-screen murder/mind-fuck away from being a David Lynch film.
A soundtrack to die for. My first John Waters movie watching experience!
Not bad, but compared to other Waters, it's bland and an exercise in stylistic pastiche without any heart to ground it. Thank god for Iggy Pop & Susan Tyrell.
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