This movie takes place in the wild 50's when rock music is starting to grip the youth of America. The story focuses on Cry Baby (Johnny Depp) and his gang, a group of disfunctional lovable rock outsiders who are just happy to be themselves. One girl, Allison, wishes to escape her white-bread world, and instantly falls in love with Cry Baby. However thre are some twists that leave her unable to decide between Cry Baby and her Republican Youth boyfriend.
This is a hilarious musical comedy. Throughout the whole movie, there are lots of great song and dance numbers which recall the days of wild rockabilly music. Johnny Depp is a very good musical performer, and I especially liked Amy Locane's performance as Allison. Since this is a John Waters film, there is a lot of oddball humor in this film. If you like your comedy a little off center, this one will hit the spot.