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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.
I love this movie. I live in Baltimore so it has a special place in my heart.
John Waters presents a high energy doo-wop film starring Johnny Depp that has enormous creativity, but lacks any filter.
There are a lot of fun moments but there is a lack of a cohesive story, and with so many characters in the mix, they come off as one-note. At times the tone is perfect, but sometimes the oddness goes against its mainstream desires. It does look beautiful though.
|King Costanza|: A Willem Dafoe crameo beats out Depp’s kissing style, drinking tears, bursting through the cinema screen, singing your way out of jail, and a tattoo of an electric chair.
Cinema Nicostra #24: Film 6
Not normally a fan of musicals but this was great. High energy with action, comedy, and some unusual characters.
A kissing montage that is sure to entertain.
I was waiting for this kind movie all my life. I couldn't stop saying WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK during the entire movie, I feel so happy.
(also, Johnny Depp)
I remember thinking it a minor miracle that a John Waters movie actually made it to my hometown -- and not restricted to a midnight movie.
This is a sort of demented cinematic love letter from John Waters to the goofy films of Elvis and Ann-Margret. Those old Hollywood B Movies designed to provide teenage rebellion as something innocuous and safely-condensed in bad musical numbers.
The movie itself wears out it's welcome by about 20 minutes, but it is a fun and odd American cultural romp.
Johnny Depp, still young and unafraid of playing with his image, is great as "Cry-Baby" and Amy Locane was able to capture the idea of "Ann-Margret" with ease. The real fun here are the…
Oh Mr Waters <3
I reaaaaaaaaaaaally like it, from what I have read it's suppose to be a parody of the teenage musicals that were very popular on that time and you can really see it since some characters and some scenes are so fake and exagerated that are entertaining, also the soundtrack is soooo good you will find yourself singing it after you finish the movie, it has a rock vibe that really makes you feel like in the 50, "Please Mr. Jailer" is my favourite one and "Doing time for being young" really speeks to you especially if you are a young person.
Plus is Johnny Depp on its 20's singing in a leather jacket, what else do you want?
Although not bad was not at all what I was expecting. John Waters weakest movie IMO from what I've seen so far. It still had a creative word and a lot of heart, but thought it was a bit too safe. I'm not a huge fan of the greaser era and haven't seen many films so I'm sure I missed a lot in terms of call backs to earlier movies. I'm glad I saw it, but when looking for a Waters movie to watch this would be the last one I would go for.