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Allison: What's the matter, Cry-Baby?Cry-Baby: Everything's the matter!Allison: It's just the thunderstorm.Heat lightening. It's sexy.Cry-Baby: It's not sexy!Electricity makes me insane!
John Waters' Cry-Baby came out thirty years ago today. I'm pretty sure that Cry-Baby was the first John Waters movie I ever saw (either it or Serial Mom) -- Johnny Depp's sweet face on the videocassette cover would've made it an acceptable pick-up at the video-store for a 12-year-old... little did my parents know! Not that Cry-Baby is Waters' dirtiest movie, by any means -- I guess I'll admit here that I've never felt a deep affection for it?
Johnny Depp is at his absolute prettiest in it, which is definitely a plus in the plus column, but it kind of always feels like Waters is in automatic pilot to me. It's mildly amusing, but I'm never scandalized or gasping from air from chuckles. But please tell me how wrong I am in the comments, and share what you love about the movie, if indeed anything. I think we can all agree on Hatchet Face: