Cry-Baby (1990)

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Cry-Baby: Directed by John Waters. With Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen. In 1950s Baltimore, a bad boy with a heart of gold wins the love of a good girl, whose boyfriend sets out for revenge.

“John Watersu0026#39; movies are perhaps acquired taste (read: first class TRASH!), but u0026quot;Cry-Babyu0026quot; is a fairly accessible and comical romp, complete with great music, very likable performances and a moody 50u0026#39;s atmosphere. Obviously mocking u0026quot;Greaseu0026quot;, the story is set in a Baltimore high school where teen idol Johnny Depp leads the u0026quot;Drapesu0026quot; thug gang versus the chic and fancy u0026quot;Squaresu0026quot;. The hormones work at maximum power and Deppu0026#39;s character inevitably falls for the most popular square-girl in school. Arguments like these can only be settled with rough fights and…dance contests! Johnny Depp and Amy Locane are both great in their lead roles, but itu0026#39;s the supportive cast that impresses the most. More particularly ex-porn star Traci Lords, Kim McGuire as Hatchet-Face (you canu0026#39;t but stare at her grimaces), Iggy Pop and Ricky Lake (as Deppu0026#39;s wild sister in a constant state of pregnancy). The gags are more tasteful than usual but all John Watersu0026#39; trademarks are still present. u0026quot;Cry-Babyu0026quot; is a strangely sexy film thatu0026#39;ll definitely bring a smile on your face. Recommended!”


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