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Year
1990
Runtime
85 min.
Director
John Waters
Genres
Comedy, Musical
Rating *
6.5
Votes *
37,814
Checks
7,153
Favs
418
Dislikes
92
Favs/checks
5.8% (1:17)
Favs/dislikes
5:1
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  1. Cadeicus's avatar

    Cadeicus

    "Electricity makes me insane!" 6 years 5 months ago
  2. Amuda's avatar

    Amuda

    Whaaaaaat the fuck did I just watch!?!?!? :'D 7 years 9 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    John Waters' Cry-Baby spoofs Grease, Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story with wild, camp abandon, and manages to be its own animal in the process, with memorable songs, characters and set pieces. But if this is Baby Boomer nostalgia, it's a nostalgia filtered through a satirical lens, reminding us that the greaser 50s weren't as romantic as memory and movies make us think it was. It's a 50s teen musical for the CHILDREN of Baby Boomers, forced to sit through the real thing every holiday season (and then endless talk about how your parents used to dress like that, dance like that, be racist like that). If the characters are largely caricatures, it's part of the point, and entirely amusing. Fair warning, there are some John Waters jokes in the film that might gross out or even disturb, but it all works with the ridiculousness of this world where teenagers live too passionately, only one dimension removed from our own, really. 4 years 5 months ago
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