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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Johnny Depp
Amy Locane
Susan Tyrrell
Iggy Pop
Ricki Lake
Directors
John Waters
Screenwriters
John Waters
Running Time
85 minutes

Cry-Baby
The happiest juvenile delinquent in Baltimore


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Plot
A good girl square who desperately wants to be bad falls for a crooning Dean-like bad-boy who gets sent to juvie.


Verdict
Peppered with fun-to-spot cameos (can you spot Williem Dafoe?), the parody-satire script works well with Depp's adept handling of the titular bad boy. A delinquent joy-ride, though without the Hard-core distaste of previous Waters flicks, which may or may not be a bad thing.


Reviewed by Jo Berry

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