Throwback Thursday- Cry-baby (1990)

The meet cute of a future couple in a film or television show can be predictable. Thankfully, in the 1990 movie Cry-Baby, the meet cute is not predictable.

Allison Vernon Williams (Amy Locane) is a square (a good girl) who desperately wants to be bad. She falls for Cry-Baby (Johnny Depp), the leader of the Drapes, who are the local greasers. But her grandmother, Mrs. Vernon Williams (Polly Bergen) and her boyfriend Baldwin (Stephen Mailer) will do anything to prevent Allison from going Drape.

Written and directed by John Waters, this movie is a very funny and darker version of Grease. It also comments on the divide in the 1950’s between those who conformed to the ideals of the era and those who chose to follow their own path.

I recommend it.

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