Cry-Baby [VHS]
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John Waters's goofy, 1990 comedy about a Baltimore girl (Amy Locane) who can't decide if she should remain "good" in her 1954 world or hang out with the motorcycle boys is funny in a scene-by-scene way, but doesn't quite gel into the grand piece the director was hoping for. The cast is exceptionally likable, however, including Johnny Depp as an Elvis type and Iggy Pop as a chattering loony. The best material is set in a fringe world of bikers and losers on the outskirts of town, and Waters writes some hilarious sardonic dialogue for the characters. Cry-Baby is the last of Waters's more undisciplined features; he followed it with the glossier but no less perverse Serial Mom. --Tom Keogh

Customer Reviews:

  • just plain weird!
    Having no idea what to expect, this movie was just plain weird! Didn't know Depp could do what he does in this film. If you're looking for a "Grease" look-alike, this one is definitely one to try for something different!...more info
  • Cry Baby
    I actually bought this movie as a gift for a relative for his birthday. He is a Johnny Depp fan and was very pleased that I was able to find it. He had been looking for it for a while. I told him he should have checked Amazon in the first place! Thanks for helping me make him happy. I knew I could count on you....more info
  • I laughed, I cried ...
    This is one of the worst movies EVER, but you will watch it from beginning to end ... like watching a snake swallow its own tail. It's meant to be funny, but is just odd. Still, you get to watch Johnny Depp act, more or less, so it's not all bad. ...more info
  • Cry Baby (Director's Cut)
    This movie will make you laugh, and cry at the same time. I highly recommend this movie to anyone....more info
  • one of my all-time faves!!!
    This movie is a cult classic! For any real Johnny Depp fan, it's a must-have! That man can make even the lamest movie good.'s really cheesy, but it's just so much fun!!! The cast is great...they're all a little crazy (some alot crazy) but you'll love them. And the songs are something else. I mean that in a good way. It's sort of an aquired taste, I guess you could say, but I've always loved everything about this movie! I was nine years old when I first saw it. My mother used to rent it for me at the video store almost every weekend...I was obsessed! It just got to the point when she just had the video store order me a copy (back then you couldn't buy most new releases for months after they came out). I watched the tape SO many times that eventually, over the years, I wore it out. So when they finally came out with the DVD, I was ecstatic!!! I wouldn't say I'm obsessed anymore, but it's definitely one of my all time favorite movies. If you haven't seen it yet, please make it a point to watch least once. You'll either love it, or you'll hate it. There's no in between. But I think you'll love it (even though you may not want to admit it)....more info
  • A guilty pleasure
    With the help of John Waters---the King of Camp'---Johnny Depp put a nail in the coffin of his Teen-Beat days and delivered a heaping spoonful of Delinquent-HillBilly-Delight in this outrageously bad 50's style musical spoof/comedy.
    If you're the shameless sort who's not afraid of lowering your standards for an hour and change then, "You got it ******* got it RAW!"----J.Depp...more info
  • A Camp Musical Delight !
    Don't foget to crank up the Surround Sound when you pop this cult gem into your disc player! The director's cut is not the version you saw on local broadcast TV but you will be able to forgive the four explicatives uttered in the courtroom scene as you wipe the tears from laughing out loud from your eyes.

    How John Waters assembled this stellar cast, plus the trials and tibulations of making the film are all covered in what is about the best bonus features I have yet to see.

    Johnny Depp rules (need I say more?), Iggy Pop inspires, Tracie Lords smolders, Ricky Lake is adorable, and every cast and crew member put 1000% into this film with every bit of it showing up on the screen.

    Every song is perfect and I dare you not to hit the back button to watch the scene again after the rendition of "Please Mr.Jailer"

    I'd give this movie SIX STARS !...more info
  • Cry Baby
    Great Movie one of Johnny Depp's BEST Great cast to gose along with this movie...more info
  • excellent movie
    I first saw this a few years ago and was trying to find it again to buy and I couldn't find it. Finally I found it and watched it right off. It brought me back to the day that I first watched it. This is such a great movie. I combines Grease and Dirty Dancing with the musical and controversy issues. I love this DVD....more info
  • Cry Baby Movie
    even though it got lost in shipping, it was in good condition and played very well. thank you very much...i really enjoyed the movie!...more info
  • What a find!
    This is one of John Waters' early movies and what a gem it is! Look at the cast list creating some truly unforgettable characters. I've enjoyed sharing this movie with will too....more info
  • can't recommend a purchase
    Even though Cry Baby is an above-average comedy movie, the thing is, more often than not the storyline is more *silly* than it is actually funny. Johnny Depp's character was pretty good, but he wasn't as much of a bad guy or rebel as you'd believe. Just because he goes around driving a motorcycle and taking a few punches in the face doesn't mean he's a believable bad guy. His character was lacking in that area, in my opinion.

    I also felt that the grandmother of his girlfriend (the GOOD girl who sings happy 50's-style rock tunes, instead of the more loud and outrageous Elvis Presley-like rockers intended for the troublemakers) wasn't entirely in character for the majority of the film. I mean, she tried so hard to flat out HATE teenagers who rebel against their parents to the point where she actually stood up to a crowd and mentions how she will not be brought down by them. But then, a short time later when Depp showed up to her granddaughter's musical thing in a motorcycle, for some reason the grandmother forgot that she was supposed to strongly dislike teens who rebel and didn't mind at all that her granddaughter opted to drive away with Depp. Strange.

    The musical parts were okay, but most of them were 50's style rockers. You know how the music sounds. No need to elaborate on that.

    A pretty decent movie with a few flaws in the way. Pick up some of Depp's other superior movies, such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Secret Window....more info
  • The French Kissing Movie
    I really liked this movie when I first watched it. I guess it's because that's when I started learning abut "French Kissing". Now that I have my own children, I'm monitoring what they're watching and this is not one of my favorite movies to watch.

    I still love Johnny Depp and wished I was Amy Locane. But, that's just me being a fan. I hope you like this one, but don't let the children watch it....more info
  • "You got it baby, you got it raw."
    Cry-Baby is a hilarious, campy musical that pokes fun at some classic musicals. The movie takes place in Baltimore and is named after its main character Wade Walker (Johnny Depp) who is nicknamed Cry-Baby because of the single tear he's able to shed at will. This unique ability and his devilish good looks drive the ladies wild. He even has Cry-Baby tattooed on his arm under Depp's real Cherokee chief head tattoo and scripted across the back of his leather jacket.

    Cry-Baby is a drape, a leather wearing, motor cycling bad boy who hangs with a bunch of other drapes made of up of his pregnant sister Pepper (Ricki Lake), Hatchet-Face girl (Kim McGuire), Wanda Woodward (Traci Lords), and Milton Hackett (Darren E. Burrows); all delinquents in their own right.

    One day one of the "square" girls takes notice of Cry-Baby. Allison (Amy Locane) decides she doesn't want to be so good anymore and encourages Cry-Baby's advances. Cry-Baby crashes a square party and takes Allison for a ride on his bike back to the drapes hang-out where his troupe gives her a makeover reminiscent of Sandy in Grease. They sing a duet together and there's a memorable make out scene with everyone wet French-kissing. Cry-Baby teaches Allison the basics of how to French Kiss ("Kiss Me, kiss me hard") which was both sexy and pee your pants funny. Everyone is interrupted when Allison's jilted boyfriend and his gaggle of goons pay a visit and set Cry-Baby's motorcycle on fire. A fight breaks out, the police show up and Cry-Baby is arrested and sent to a detention center until he's 21. There are some songbirds singing in jail reminiscent of Elvis Presley's Jailhouse Rock but perhaps less choreographed. But bars, conniving girls and angry mothers can't separate Cry-Baby from his true love for long.

    Acting wise it is really hard to judge. Everyone was over acting to make a point and these roles are really tongue-in-cheek. As far as I'm concerned this film proves Johnny Depp can do just about anything and still be sexy. Johnny already had a huge following with his success in 21 Jump Street. As for fat girl, Ricki Lake, this came after Babycakes and Hairspray which I think were better roles for her. It looks like she's sporting a pregnant breasts and tummy body suit for her role. I didn't notice any fat stereotypes. She already has two illegitimate kids and gets just as much make-out time as any of the other characters. Even the somewhat deformed Hatchet Face girl gets a lot of action. Special appearances by Willem Dafoe (Batman) as a mean guard and rock star Iggy Pop as Uncle Belvedere round off the cast.

    Cry-Baby was written and directed by John Walters who is also the writer and director of the Hairspray musical. You really have to have an open mind for comedy to enjoy this film. I thought it was hilarious, going in with the perspective of not taking it seriously. There are a lot of great one-liners. Would it be on my favorite movie list? Probably not, but I'd watch it again and recommend seeing it at least once. Reviewed by M.E. Wood....more info
  • Cry Baby
    For Johnny Depp Fans, cry baby is not the usual movie that you would picture Johnny Depp playing. This movie takes place in the 1950s, a time when you were either a square or a drape. Johnny Depp is a drape that falls in love with a square, watch and see the fun musical about what happens when they make a square a drape. This movie also includes Ricki Lake.

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  • great movie!!
    Bought this movie for my 15 year old daughter who is a big Johnny Depp fan,she loves this movie/musical. She watches it over & over!Its yet another side of Depp and his talents!...more info
  • All time favorite
    I have about worn out my VHS copy of this movie so I purchased the DVD and the CD for the car. I watch it occasionaly just for the soundtrack....more info
  • The first thing a Cry-Baby girl learns: our bazooms are our weapons!
    i love this movie for how bad it is. everything is over acted, but i love it. its so bad it s good!!! i love how over the top it is. and anyone who says its the worst movie ever should go watch movies made by ed wood. now those are some really bad movies. ...more info
  • Cry Baby
    Quite fetching! A musical, with Johnny Depp. A little "campy," but fun.

    Blessings to Amazon!...more info