I discovered The Cramps in the twilight of their career. Despite being a Psychotronic Video /Michael J Weldon (he often…
Good girls want him bad. Bad girls want him worse.
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…
¿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.
"Orphans have special needs!"
One of the funniest and gripping films I've ever seen. Everytime I see this it makes me smile and makes my hips move to the music. The music is the thing that works the best on this movie, but actors are really doing their best as well. Overacting is a brave choice because it usually doesn't work, but it fits perfectly in this one.
This is a movie that the whole family can watch, but I'd still recommend this to the teenagers, I guess it works better then. They "get it".
I wondered a bit why there's Iggy Pop, but on the other hand he fits perfectly to that crazy family. That scene where he is naked in a tub,…
My first brush with John Waters' work. I think the best way to describe this particular film is "like if David Lynch committed himself to full-on parody." They share the same obsession with 50s iconography and social class (That age-old battle between people who wear leather jackets and people who wear sweaters) and the same penchant for absurdity. Both filmmakers stretch normal human behavior into something far more grotesque, but where Lynch does it to create terror, Waters does it for humor. Largely, it works; it's like Grease from Hell, trading in Broadway catchiness for rock 'n' roll sleaze, and sophomoric bawdiness for gleeful silliness. The highlight of the film is, by far, Johnny Depp's performance. He's a bizarro James…
it's like that last scene in grease when danny and sandy fly into the sun except for the entire movie
Is this not a straight up documentary about the 50s
Weird satirical look at the tropes created by nostalgic 1950's movies. It's fun at times but generally just a weird movie. This was my first John Waters movie and I am not sure this was a good one to start off with.
*single tear drop rolls down my cheek*
honestly, what was this? This movie developed way too quickly; I mean within like the span of five minutes Johnny Depp got a motorcycle and it got wrecked.
how do i become a part of johnny depp's girl gang
I couldn't tell you why I liked this movie, or if I even did, but I came out of it knowing that I had just seen something utterly bizarre and beyond what I had expected, which is more than can be said for many movies. I'm not even a fan of musicals and this self-aware, over-the-top drama-glam-rock-opera still charmed its way past my defenses.
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