USA Up All Night (also known as Up All Night and Up All Night with Rhonda Shear) is an American…
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.
So classic, so much fun, so great songs, so young Johnny Depp.
Wins an extra half star for Willem Dafoe as a prison guard, but this is even more featherweight than Hairspray, and identically encumbered by Waters' narrative conservatism. He's a very classical structuralist, but seems to have little sense of how to build drama across three acts - the first runs way too long (almost forty-five minutes), the second way too short (about twelve), and everything is neatly bow-tied in the ever-crescendoing third, without *any* dramatic tension to guide us through. There isn't a problem he encounters which can't be solved with a rockabilly number or close-up on Hatchetface gurning. Hopefully I'll get on better with his earlier work.
another kinda whatever film
i don't know if there's anything ever existed in the world that is sexier than traci lords in this movie.
Everything from the 30th minute to the 70th minute could be cut from this film and, with a few simple rewrites, nothing would change. But that's what happens when your movie doesn't have a plot.
probably the most straight movie Waters has and will ever make..if he even makes movies anymore..i suppose hairspray was semi normal too lol
Corny and cheesy, completely irresistible!
Would have been a little weirder if the film company hadn't insisted on taking out several scenes. There is a fairly impressive, or at least ominous cast: Johnny Depp, Ricki Lake, Susan Tyrrell, Iggy Pop, Traci Lords, Patty Hearst, Mink Stole, Polly Bergen, Joe Dallesandro, David Nelson, Willem Dafoe and others.
Many references to 1950's film and music.
Not PERFECT, still a FUN RIDE.
Maybe that is the price you pay to work for a big company with a real budget for once? More weirdness would have been welcome, from the man William Burroughs named "THE POPE OF TRASH"!
My DVD featured an interesting 48 minutes long documentary with interviews and talk, and also some deleted scenes.
It makes me sad that I waited so long to see this. There it was - in the comedy section of Lighthouse Grocery's video rentals - year after year. And I didn't see this incomprehensibly wonderful mess of a movie even though it was staring me right in the face, just waiting to become one of my favorite wtf movies of all time.
So much time wasted. But I shouldn't dwell on that now.
Overall score: 6/10