Sunday, October 11, 2009

Haiku Review: Cry-Baby

I guess I don't "get"
John Waters films, because this
film bored me to tears.

Johnny Depp is good
and there are some moments that
shine, but mostly - meh.

It felt like it was,
I don't know, trying too hard
to be funny, cool.


Amy said...

I thought this movie was awesome. Of course, I was under-10 when I saw it, which makes my judgment suspect.

Annika said...

I still love this movie, but I am so-so on most of Waters' other movies. I don't know, I find it's actually really unusual for me to like everything a director does, so I have stopped thinking in terms of entire catalogs. Like, I don't like several John Waters movies, but I do like others. Or let's use Wes Anderson as an example. I love Royal Tennenbaums so much it's probably illegal in most of the south. I like Bottle Rocket OK, enjoyed Rushmore a bunch, and hate The Life Aquatic so much I can't even think about it or I get upset. I don't think it's reasonable to expect to feel the same about movies by one director, when there are so many other factors. And wow, I did not start out to make that point at ALL. I was just going to say that I like some John Waters and not others so maybe it's not about 'getting' him but about the individual movies. TANGENT!

Amy said...

I agree with Annika!

Also, here is a related story: I remember watching this on television, and there's that part where I believe Ricki Lake says "My brother wouldn't touch your titties with a ten-foot pole!" My aunt scurried in from the other room to say that this movie was probably totally inappropriate for me to be watching. I retorted: "How is it inappropriate? She said he wouldn't touch them!"