A suburban housewife's world falls apart when her pornographer husband admits he's serially unfaithful to her, her daughter gets pregnant, and her son is suspected of being the foot-fetishist who's been breaking local women's feet.
A talented young photographer, who enjoys snapping photos of his satirical, perverted Baltimore neighborhood and his wacky family, gets dragged into a world of pretentious artists from New York City and finds newfound fame.
Allison is a "square" good girl who has decided she wants to be bad and falls hard for Cry-Baby Walker, a Greaser (or "Drape" in John Waters parlance). Spoofing Elvis movies and Juvenile Delinquency scare films of the '50s, this movie follows the adventures of Cry-Baby who, though he is sent to juvie, is determined to cross class (and taste) boundaries to get Allison back. Written by
Linda (& Moo)
In a scene where Wanda offers Cry-Baby alcohol while driving, he says "I don't drink and drive". This is ironic, seeing as Amy Locane, who plays Alison, was involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision, in which she was sentenced to three years in prison, and was released in 2015. See more »
When all of the drapes are being taken into the courthouse to see the judge, Allison comes in with handcuffs on. The next time we see her, she has the handcuffs off. See more »
I first saw this movie on TV and then just HAD to get it on video. It's a
brilliant send-up of the Grease story and Johnny Depp is perfectly cast in
the James Dean-type role as a juvinile dilinquent who falls for a square.
It's very funny and all the songs are great! Turn up the volume especially
on 'Cry Baby'!
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