Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Cry-Baby (1990)


Number Rolled: 57
Movie Name/Year: Cry-Baby (1990)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 85 minutes
Rating: NR
Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Actors: Johnny Depp, Amy Locane, Susan Tyrrell, Polly Bergen, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake, Traci Lords, Kim McGuire, Darren E. Burrows, Stephen Mailer, Kim Webb

Cry-Baby is like taking the cheesiest version of Grease you can imagine and making it cheesier. It’s fried cheese covered cheese with cheese dipping sauce. Predictable, impossible, hilarious and awesome.
               
Johnny Depp never ceases to amaze me in his acting. I think he could pull off absolutely anything that is thrown at him. Regardless of what it is, era, genre, good guy, bad guy, just doesn’t matter. He has been in much better and much more serious movies, but he was just as good and seemed to put just as much effort in this movie. He is a true professional. I also wonder if he might be immortal because he’s just as hot today as he was back then. Perhaps he’s just so good that he’s convinced time itself that he’s younger.

The music is quite catchy, from softer tunes like “Sandman” to harder ones like “Highschool Hellcats,” each has its amusing little place in the movie.

Granted, it’s not a movie that’s for everyone. You have to like kitschy musicals or you might as well just flip on by this one. It’s good, but it’s not your usual everyday movie. Because it’s such an exclusive thing – as cult as it might be – I had to take away a point. But don’t take that to mean that I personally wouldn’t suggest this movie to every person I think might like it.

Overall Opinion – 4/5

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