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K-12 (2019)

Not Rated | | Fantasy, Horror, Musical | 5 September 2019 (USA)
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A brave-hearted girl and her charming best friend make a bewitching pair as they embark on a mission to take down the oppressive schooling system of K-12.

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Melanie Martinez, Alissa Torvinen (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Martinez ... Crybaby
Emma Harvey ... Angelita
Megan Gage ... Celeste
Maggie Budzyna ... Kelly
Adrian Jurics Adrian Jurics ... Blue Boy 1
Gergely Kiss Gergely Kiss ... Blue Boy 2
Natalia Toth Natalia Toth ... Lucy
Tamas Gog Tamas Gog ... Glue Boy 1
Robert Szabolcs Robert Szabolcs ... Bus Driver
Bence Balogh Bence Balogh ... Jason
Vilmos Heim ... Brandon
Alissa Torvinen Alissa Torvinen ... Ghost Girl
Anne Wittman ... Ms. Daphne
Joel Francis-Williams Joel Francis-Williams ... Henry
Toby Eddington ... The Principal
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Storyline

In this eerily enchanting musical film by Melanie Martinez, Cry Baby, a strong and sensitive girl, is sent off to a disturbing sleepaway school that's hidden underneath a grandiose façade. Luckily, she has a sweet and unapologetic best friend who sticks up for her when she gets bullied by the other students whose brains are under control by the Principal and his wicked staff. With the help of the magical friends they meet along the way, as well as an Angelic Spirit Guide, they are able to gain the strength they need to fight off the school's belligerent patriarchal conditioning. Written by Atlantic Records

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When the bell rings, you must be in your assigned seat...


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

K-12 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$303,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$359,377
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Little Ugly See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

For much of September 2019, following its very brief and limited theatrical run, the movie was free to view on Melanie Martinez's YouTube channel. See more »

Quotes

Crybaby: Why is he forcing medication on everyone?
Henry: To control us, so we can't leave.
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Featured in Melanie Martinez: Wheels on the Bus (2019) See more »

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Written by Melanie Martinez and Michael Keenan
Performed by Melanie Martinez
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Interesting concept, nice costumes and amazing music and dancing, altough poor acting
6 September 2019 | by alexandraandreeabutoiSee all my reviews

If you are a Melanie Martinez fan, I think that you will be blown away by the music (which, to me, sounds more mature and I'm glad that her style has changed a bit, it sounds much better). The costumes are out of this world and the filming place is beautiful. This movie is full of modern issues and I think that it's great for adolescents to watch. It's not hard to understand, even though it is mainly symbolistic. Right now I'm going to talk about what I didn't like. The acting is super cringey at times and I couldn't help but repeat their lines in my head with a better acting. But I think that is understandable. I think that those parts were the door appeared or when you could hear that goddess or whatever it was speaking were kind of forced. We all know that Melanie Martinez likes wicca and all, but I didn't quite understand what those scenes were doing to this movie. Mainly, this movie is full of cliches, but you can't help falling in love with the visuals. That's why my rating is pretty high for the quality of the overall movie.


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