Cry-Baby (1990)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire, Musical Comedy, Teen Movie  |   Release Date - Apr 6, 1990 (USA)  |   Run Time - 85 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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John Waters does a quirky spin on '50s nostalgia in Cry-Baby, his musical homage to Rebel Without a Cause and Romeo and Juliet. Set in Baltimore in 1954 at the birth of rock & roll, the film features Johnny Depp as Wade "Cry-Baby" Walker. Depp is pure charisma as a juvenile delinquent with a permanent tear slithering down his cheek, a reminder of his state-executed parents. In the depths of his despair appears goody-goody girl Allison (Amy Locane), who has a sexual crush on Cry-Baby. But Allison's Pat Boone-like boyfriend, Baldwin (Stephen E. Miller), the leader of the squares, is dead set against Cry-Baby and the rest of the juvenile delinquents and leads a revolt against them. In the resultant riot, the juvenile delinquents are blamed for the chaos, and Cry-Baby finds himself dispatched to reform school.

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rockabilly-music, forbidden-love, high-school, teenagers, townspeople, angst, biker, romance, school, talent-show, charm [personality], friendship, juvenile, love