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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.
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¿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.
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.
My initial thoughts while watching this was that it was throwaway and less potent than Hairspray or Polyester but as the film progressed and the performances (coupled with yet another vibrant 50s soundtrack) got under my skin I decided that I was being perhaps a little too square to appreciate this underrated Water's offering.
Cry-Baby is less concerned with social issues and delivers a far more straight-laced story... but it's the way the story unfurls. Johnny Depp and Amy Locane are a match made in greaser heaven while Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords and all the usual suspects add a familial ensemble to proceedings.
Love, laughter and riotous RockNRoll, Cry-Baby showcases Mr Depp's talents and proves that there's more…
Grease in an absurist John Waters-like way.
Some crazy, ridiculous fun.
Probably my least favorite John Waters movie. You're better off just watching Hairspray again.
My brother wouldn't touch your titties with a ten-foot pole!
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