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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 »

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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
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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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Fire Drill
Written by Melanie Martinez and Michael Keenan
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As crazy as you'd expect. MM fans you'll LOVE IT.
5 September 2019 | by fastxaxe-18136See all my reviews

I just saw this with my 15 year old daughter. I'm old. Let's not dwell.

The cinema was full. The vibe was positive. The movie looks gorgeous, the pastel colours, the well framed shots and the costumes all looked amazing.

I was wondering after 10 mins into the start of a bus ride , was there going to be music?

O yeah. There was music. So so much music.

If you like MM this will blow you away. The story based around some he'll like school was secondary to the real story of acceptance both of yourself and others.

MM and her friends share an actual super power. Not spoiling it, but do not upset them they will totally ruin you.

Her songs were threaded throughout the movie, tying what really is chaos into a nightmare like vision into MM's dark side.

You will not like this movie if you treat it as a typical movie, this isn't one. It's 80mins of music video interspersed with scenes that may not make sense to us in reality, but do in this world.

Stay past the credits to see MM working hard in the studio showing how she's learning to dance.


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