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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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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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English

Release Date:

5 September 2019 (USA) See more »

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K-12 See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$303,230

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$359,377
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Quotes

Crybaby: Why is he forcing medication on everyone?
Henry: To control us, so we can't leave.
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Connections

References Melanie Martinez: Mad Hatter (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Principle
Written by Melanie Martinez and Michael Keenan
Performed by Melanie Martinez
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Not bad but could have been better
6 September 2019 | by lypySee all my reviews

Loved most of the songs and the whole movie was aesthetically really pleasing! I enjoyed the first 30 minutes of the movie very much but the rest wasn't as good for some reason. Some of the songs didn't really fit with the plot too well and the acting was a bit cringeworthy at times. I love Melanie but I think the casting & script could have been better. Despite that, I think that she did a great job on this movie considering that she wrote/directed it besides acting etc. Maybe Melanie was just too involved in making the K-12 film because some parts of the movie seemed rushed or just not making sense at all. I got to admire her ambition though: she had a vision of this movie that would explain the album and I think she succeeded in that. If you're going to listen to the album, I recommend watching this movie first (although it isn't that good by itself so just do it for the songs).


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