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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.
Overall score: 6/10
The queerest-ever movie to feature no queer characters.
why yah crying johnny depp
boo wooo boo woo
"Cry Drape" would be a more fitting title.
The musical sequences are really a lot of fun and have an infectious energy to them that keeps you smiling throughout. And just because Waters cleaned up for this one too like he did with "Hairspray" doesn't mean all of his trademarks were washed away. He gives us someone in an iron lung, tear-drinking, sensual tear-licking, sensual plate-glass licking, an incredible montage of people sucking face (and tongues), Iggy Pop scrubbing himself in a bucket, Patty Hearst dropping the f-bomb in front of a judge, and the amazing Edith Massey-esque appearance of Hatchetface. Waters also wisely made the Squares sicker than the Drapes.
While some of the story gets lost in final…
Another childhood favourite. The songs are catchy and even though the story appeals to those in the 80s to say the least, it is funny but true.
Hatchet-Face, I love you. x
I liked this but wasn't crazy about it due to being a big huge non-liker of Depp.
Likes: Cry-Baby Walker has made it to my Halloween Costumes list I started on November 1, 2014. Specifically his, 3/4 black & white suit. J. Waters is an all-time and holds a special J. Waters shaped space in my heart. The factory musical number in the boys school.
Dislikes: A conga line. I just... look, there is never a reason to have a conga line.
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