Eisenhower is President. Rock 'n' Roll is king. And Wade -Cry-Baby- Walker is the baddest hood in his high school.
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Campy '50s parody has mild sex references, violence.
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Fresh: Great campy fun. How many tears will Johnny shed?
- Cole Smithey, ColeSmithey.com, Thursday, June 24, 2010
Fresh: Pink Flamingos fans will find Cry-Baby decidedly tame, but it's one of my favorites.
- Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid, Saturday, September 3, 2005
Fresh: Cheerfully camp, terrifically enjoyable teen parody that ranks among Waters' best moments. Oh, and world -- meet Johnny Depp!
- Jon Fortgang, Film4, Thursday, June 24, 2010
A really funny and bizarre take on the whole Greaser/Jock social clash of the fifties. The fact that John Waters doesnt take this as far as his other films makes it even more odd. You keep expecting something dirty and vile to pop out, but its really contained. However, you really get the sense of this overall joke on the time period that never is revealed in the film. As a musical its extremely impressive and likable, which is not usually the reaction I have to the genre. Johnny Depp is obviously the standout, but the rest of the cast really supports him well. The visuals are great and its just an all around fun and sarcastic experience.
- ythelastman89, Thursday, April 29, 2010