K-12

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.
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Credits: TheMovieDb.

Film Cast:

  • Cry Baby: Melanie Martinez
  • Angelita: Emma Harvey
  • Celeste: Megan Gage
  • Kelly: Maggie Budzyna
  • Blue Boy #1: Adrian Jurics
  • Blue Boy #2: Gergely Kiss
  • Lucy: Natalia Toth
  • Glue Boy: Tamas Gog
  • Bus Driver: Robert Szabolcs
  • Jason: Bence Balogh
  • Brandon: Vilmos Heim
  • Ghost Girl: Alissa Torvinen
  • Miss Daphne: Anne Wittman
  • Henry: Joel Francis Williams
  • The Principal: Toby Edington
  • Ms. Harper: Kate O’Donnell
  • Thomas: Zacky Agama
  • Ms. Penelope: Olga Kovács
  • Lilith: Kimesha Campbell
  • Mr. Cornwell: Scott Alexander Young
  • Dean: Csémy Balázs
  • Ben: Marsalis Wilson
  • Nurse: Judith Amsenga
  • Fleur: Zión Moreno
  • Magnolia: Zinnett Hendrix
  • Leo: Jesy McKinney
  • Biology Teacher: Marton Behr
  • Lorelai: Katie Sheridan
  • Mean Girl (uncredited): Ágota Dunai
  • Student (uncredited): Ngo Quoc Huy
  • Student (uncredited): Kendy Cruz
  • Student (uncredited): Genesis Ilada
  • Student (uncredited): Samantha Lepre
  • Student (uncredited): Quei Tann

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Zora DeHorter
  • Casting: Anissa Williams
  • Producer: Tyler Zelinsky
  • Executive Producer: Ronnie Shapiro
  • Producer: Nicole Rocklin
  • Editor: Niles Howard
  • Costume Designer: Christina Flannery
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: James Parnell
  • Cinematography: Josh McKie
  • First Assistant Director: Marc Kelly
  • Producer: Kimberly Stuckwisch
  • Executive Producer: Julie Greenwald
  • Production Design: Fernanda Guerrero
  • Makeup Artist: Mo Meinhart
  • Executive Producer: Philip Botti
  • Executive Producer: Craig Kallman
  • Costume Designer: Melanie Martinez
  • Music Producer: Michael Keenan
  • Choreographer: Brian Friedman
  • Makeup Artist: Devan Weitzman
  • Hairstylist: William Scott Blair
  • Executive Producer: Wes Teshome
  • Music Producer: Jeremy Dussolliet
  • Music Producer: Tim Sommers
  • Co-Director: Alissa Torvinen
  • Co-Producer: Gergely Varga
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Jeff Hodges
  • Producer: Seth Josephson
  • Unit Production Manager: Camille Benton
  • Second Assistant Director: Réka Belsö
  • Editor: Emilie Aubry

Movie Reviews:

  • Gimly: This should probably not have been marketed as if it was a “movie”. It’s an extended series of disparate Melanie Martinez music videos with a wafer-thin membrane of overarching connective tissue. If you are a fan of her music, then, obviously, you should probably watch _K-12_, not even just to “support her” but because her music is what makes up 90% of the runtime. Personally though, I don’t care for it, which I figured meant the best option I was left with was to basically ignore all that, and just judge _K-12_ on the narrative. Which is not great. Bad, even, I think I could argue. I know that that’s not the point, it’s not an actual story, it’s a music presentation. But to watch this **as a movie** it doesn’t work. I even watched _K-12_ with somebody who specifically does like Melanie Martinez’s music, and even she was yelling at the screen’s nonsense. The pastel colour scheme/lolita fashion thing is also not my speed, but I appreciate the dedication to it.

    _Final rating:★★ – Had some things that appeal to me, but a poor finished product._

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