Depp plays troublemaker Wade - Cry Baby - Walker who falls for pretty
rich girl Allison (Amy Locane) and she falls for him.
liaison is put in jeopardy throughout by her 'square' boyfriend
who schemes to break them apart; along with a girl besotted with
Cry Baby who claims she is having his baby.
Baby is imprisoned in the Maryland Training School for Boys after
a 'gang war' which he did not start. Allison turns against Cry Baby
thinking he is bad, but really loves him loads...
spoil this movie for me by telling me all the good bits and then the
our hero isn't bad, not at all, no sir...
jail break fails, but the judge who sentenced him has fallen for
Allison's grandmother (Mrs Vernon-Williams). In the best musical
tradition: The judge releases Cry Baby so that Allison can be happy
face - Kim McGuire, Belvedere - Iggy Pop, Ramona - Susan Tyrrell,
Mrs Vernon-Williams - Polly Bergen
our panel of critics thought
can resist the kind heart and forbidden hips of a naughty good guy
like our Cry Baby."
everything a teen musical needs, except the words: 'I
know, let's put on a show.'"
frumpy, no nonsense, square, grandmother, to super cheeky age-enhanced
vixen. Bravisimo gran."
this, and tattoos to boot. A light-dark humored melee of conjugality.
Not a nasty movie, but I had flashbacks to Kissing Cousins throughout
- a movie which is truly awful. I want my money back just in case."
have never seen a genuine game of chicken (using chickens) in all
of my 1950's movies watching years."
Dr Bravisimo-Encore II Movie Review
Elvis parody and more. A triumph of cartoon styling, all marinaded
in a delicious musical sauce.
middle of the road music does not send you running for the exit,
you will enjoy this movie. When the rock n' roll kicks in, your
toes will be tapping, and possibly your pelvis a pounding, depending
on your level of hysteria, and your suppleness.
say this is a masterpiece is not an over statement. This movie takes
one along on a strangely wonderful John Waters journey, but, thankfully
not over-strange, achieving a satisfying 1950's-Elvis-Movieville.
The King is with us in spirit throughout. U-huh!
tired of being good."
stuck-up old ladies get cut."
away from my grand daughter, you common juvenile delinquents."
four B's: Beauty Brains Breeding Beauty...
brilliant. A group of engagingly flawed characters, all in a live
action cartoon comic strip. An homage to Elvis, West Side Story and
to the 1950's Hollywood USA - has everything, including the inevitable
game of chicken. A great movie. Do not miss it.
10 , 2002