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A prim and proper schoolgirl goes against her mother's wishes when she dates a motorcycle-riding juvenile delinquent.
"No, she's a scrape - part square, part drape. I think she's pretty."
Johnny Depp was on his way to becoming typecast as a teen idol when in 1990 he was given the opportunity to play two odd roles. One was his first collaboration with Tim Burton in Edward Scissorhands which remains one of his most iconic characters to date, and the other an often forgotten and overlooked musical comedy directed by the eccentric John Waters. This was my introduction to his particular brand of filmmaking and I had a fun time with it. Clocking in at under 75 minutes the film knows when the humor is running out of steam and manages to end before the novelty begins to…
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.
Johnny Depp standing on the shores of a burning ocean of garbage with a single tear running down his cheek. Only you can prevent.
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…
John Waters' "Cry-Baby" is a light-weight musical comedy that falls somewhere in the middle of the director's weird-to-accessible continuum. Exhibiting some of Waters' token bizarro-Baltimore elements along side minor commercial sensibilities, the film skewers 1950s teen-centric entertainments while registering as a mildly enjoyable and quirky piece of work.
Taking place in the late 1950s, "Cry-Baby" follows a Romeo vs. Juliet-esque romance taking place between John Depp's cool and dangerous member of Baltimore's cool and dangerous drapes and Amy Locane's wholesome square. In between the musical numbers and the film's blend of satire and small-scale social commentary, Waters casts a strange, and for students of Waters, recognizable spell.
That narrative spell is supported by a solid production. Depp and Locane are…
¿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.
A fun, albeit slight, John Waters musical-comedy. Johnny Depp is perfect as the James Dean-esque rebel and Amy Locane is also fine as the schoolgirl seduced by the bad boy. I was surprised and delighted by how vulgar and gross many of the jokes were.
I adore this movie and the aesthetic. But now, everyone's trying to hop on the "vintage" train and ruin it for me. Oh joy.
Proof that Traci Lords can act! Although eye rolling, hip shaking, and perfect pouting might not qualify as acting- I enjoyed the hell out of her performance.
The opening scene is just genius. The entire cast of characters and our main plot are basically established with no dialogue at all.
There's two groups of people in town: the "squares"- the straight laced proper young men and women, and the "drapes"- the rebels and the greasers. It's immediately clear who the leaders of these two groups are, and that a pretty little square named Allison has fallen for the king of the drapes, Cry-baby Walker.
A rockabilly musical full of satire and mayhem ensues as the squares try to oust the…
I think John Waters is a genius, and everything he puts his trashy hands on turns to gold. I've deliberately avoided watching Cry-Baby and Hairspray because i really hate musicals, and i don't want to watch a shitty John Waters film.
Well... Cry-Baby is not shitty, it's the best musical i've ever seen. But compared to the rest of his filmography, it's his worst. I miss the old gang of misfits from his older films, and i need more trashy fun and less PG-13 from The Prince Of Puke!
As a person who is afraid of needles the opening scene is hard to watch.
It also without any dialogue, introduces most of the main cast and you know what they are like
Wade 'Cry-Baby' Walker a JD falls in love with Allison a square
By the time that the Chicken Race and the song High School Hellcats came on I had the biggest smile on my face this is such an enjoyable ride and reminds you that Depp made good films
Very watchable no matter how many times I watch it
As an entry level guide into the weirdly wonderful world of John Waters, CRY-BABY works like a champ. It has just the right amount of quirk to entice but not repel. As a film in his oeuvre, it is enjoyable but not nearly bold enough.
Taking on the juvenile delinquent films of the 50's, CRY-BABY is Waters look at a period he clearly loved deeply. He captures the look and feel of this era with the same candy colored precision that Burton showed with EDWARD SCISSORHANDS. Full of colorful homes and clothing, ripe with emotion barely contained, it hums along with a game cast and great songs.
Depp is a revelation here as the titular character, a JD rocker who…
this is the worst musical of all time
johnny depp is epic though
i wanna kisss wanda woodward tbh
i was so devastated when i found out johnny depp didn't do his own singing for this film
These are the films I chose for Zā's 2017 Queer Films Challenge. I highly recommend that anyone interested should take…