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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:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

High School Sweethearts
Written by Melanie Martinez and Michael Keenan
Performed by Melanie Martinez
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Don't watch for the plot, because there is basically none
6 September 2019 | by cronawillownyaSee all my reviews

As a long time Melanie fan I've been waiting 3-4 years for this album/movie release. To be honest, I'm disappointed. The music featured in this movie is wonderful by itself but the way Melanie chose to integrate the music into the plot was just plain terrible. Many times throughout the movie, scenes will abruptly end and cut straight into a song that has nothing to do with the previous scene and you will be very confused. The entire experience felt more like 13 different music videos smashed into one accompanied with bad acting and a terrible script. If you simply are looking for good music you will be pleased, but if you are looking for a plot you will find it missing.


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