Cry-Baby (1990)

cry-babyBy Scott Goldfine

Director/writer John Waters (“Pink Flamingos” and “Hairspray”) turns his lens toward the mid-1950s in this musical spoof of the juvenile delinquent film genre. The plot revolves around Cry-Baby (Johnny Depp), the leader of the delinquents, or Drapes, and his stormy romance with a “square” girl.

This movie offers little more than quirkiness and the laughs are few. Also stars  Polly Bergen, Iggy Pop, Ricki Lake and Traci Lords. Rated PG-13.

GRADE: C

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