This is probably one of John Waters’ tamest movies, so fans of HAIRSPRAY will find lots to enjoy here. For older viewers, the cameos are delightful and include Patty Hearst, Troy Donahue, Joey Heatherton, Joe D’Allesandro, David Nelson as well as original Dreamlanders Mink Stole and Mary Vivian Pierce.
Spoofing the 1950s teenage delinquent films with a musical twist, CRY BABY satisfies on all levels, as a parody, a musical, an homage.
The Bonus Features give us some great interviews with the cast but Amy Locane seems to give off the vibe of being an outsider and not really wanting to be there, and Johnny Depp seems positively sedate.
Not one of my favorite Waters films (I prefer the earlier, trashy ones) but still a fun view that holds up on repeated viewings. This review is for the 2005 release by Universal.