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6.41 h 24 min1990X-Ray15
Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker (Depp) is the coolest, toughest hood in his Baltimore high school. His ability to shed one single tear drives all the girls wild, especially Allison Vernon-Williams (Amy Locane). Allison finds herself drawn into the world of Cry-Baby and his "drape" pals. Soon she finds herself eagerly inhaling the evil influences of rockabilly music and fast cars.
John Waters
Johnny DeppGreer YeatonGary Wheeler
English [CC]
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4.5 out of 5 stars

4466 global ratings

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jman jrReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 July 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
1950s inspired musical.
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Released in 1990, the same year as Edward Scissor Hands these were Johnny Depps first films in the starring role.

This a sort of loopy take on Jailhouse rock.

Not bad.

I prefer Hairspray and Dirty shame.

Still worth watching anything John Walters ever made imo.

You get a 50 min making of and John Walters commentary both cool additions.

Worth watching ...

Mrs. M. LunguReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 May 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
Such crap but I love it!
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Johnny Depp always seems to choose weird films to be in with strange characters to play, and this is no exception. If you watched this as a child, you probably loved it - which describes me to a T! It's a really awful film that is just stupid in places, a ridiculous musical with characters that just wouldn't exist in real life. In one part of the movie, there's a girl who says she's pregnant to try and get cry baby to stay with her, then later on grabs a child's doll in front of him and says she's had her baby - which is just stoopid. But if you love Johnny Depp, then get it. Ricki Lake is in it too, when she was really young and huge, playing cry baby's little sister, still in high school but with 2 kids aged around 6 and 8, and pregnant with her third. If you think about it, she'd have had her first kid aged around 7 or 8 years old! It's just a really stupid movie.

Hatchet face always makes me laugh with the faces she pulls too...
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DannyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 02 May 2022
4.0 out of 5 stars
Did someone ask for a knock off Grease?
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well if you did then you're in for a treat, definitely a product of its age. Some bad acting couple with some fun musical numbers. Just watch and either thank me or hate me later.

If you didn't ask for the headline, well go watch this anyway.......see if you have a sense of humour.
MancuimumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 03 March 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this film
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Love this film! I'd forgotten how good it is. Johnny Depp is at his finest as Cry-Baby Walker with Rickie Lake playing his sister Pepper and Iggy Pop playing Uncle Belvedere. Features some great music from the 50's, written and directed by John Waters this is a mickey take of Dirty Dancing and Jail House Rock, Johnny Depp show cases just how well he can sing as he plays the juvenile delinquent Wade Cry-Baby Walker who falls in love with the square Alison Vernon-Williams ( Amy Locane) Also features the late Kim McGuire as Hatchet-Face. Brilliant film.
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Cg BrooksReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2022
3.0 out of 5 stars
Silly but good fun
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The film is a skit on the theme of Grease and the famous song about the girl who loves the bad guy but has a motorcycle crash, funny in parts, but good to see Jonny Depp and later adult star Traci Lords
ANDREWReviewed in the United Kingdom on 30 July 2013
5.0 out of 5 stars
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got the directors cut of this movie with some new scenes.very funny and entertaining.the music in this for me are on a par with grease.johhny depp is great in this,he has a great cast with him. ricki lake as his sister pepper is funny,the characters milton wanda and hatchet [i really think she looks like that in real life]. mrs vernon williams is good and the judge. this version does not bleep the court room swearing[might not be able to show to young kids].from beginning to end this is a must for me the best john walters movie.i will be looking for this version on bluray but for now will watch this dvd version,make sure you watch the docu it came from baltimore as it interviews the cast as they are i think in 2010
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C. G. ThornborughReviewed in the United Kingdom on 05 January 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
Absolutely awful
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My daughter bought this because it has Johnny Depp in it but that is literally the only good thing about it! It is the most cringy, awful film ever - even Johnny can’t make it good. I would ask for a refund if I could!
lilitth666Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 February 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Crybaby is the baby of Elvis and Tim Burton
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I love this film it’s weird, funny and original. Johnny Depp is brilliant as crybaby he’s Tim burton weird with a splash of Elvis thrown in to spice things up. The jail scenes are funny but catchy, I love it 🥰
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