Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama

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A drama about the awakening of painter Margaret Keane, her phenomenal success in the 1950s, and the subsequent legal difficulties she had with her husband, who claimed credit for her works in the 1960s.

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  • Jason Schwartzman in Big Eyes (2014)
  • Patrick Stewart at an event for Big Eyes (2014)
  • Amy Adams and Margaret Keane in Big Eyes (2014)
  • Harvey Keitel at an event for Big Eyes (2014)
  • Rufus Wainwright at an event for Big Eyes (2014)
  • Danny Huston and Christoph Waltz in Big Eyes (2014)

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8 February 2015 | Jerghal
| TV movie with Cinematic production values
Based on a true story, brrr... Burton ventures into the realm of TV movie land (that's where most true story movies dwell) although this was a limited cinematic release and also limited success. Amy Adams plays a painter who paints children with Big Eyes. She meets and marries Waltz who shortly after begins to take credit for her work. Adams is cast well as the good virtuous woman and Waltz is a bit type-cast as the friendly but guy-you-love-to-hate-and-wanna-punch-in-the-face bad guy. But he plays it big and sometimes a bit comedic which makes the tone of the film lighter. Big Eyes has a very colorful set- and production design and looks great. The movie itself tough feels like it could have been made by any other director and doesn't have the Burton feel. So you could say it's the least Burton-esque film in his repertoire. Seeing it in the cinemas won't add much value, it's more a nice Sunday afternoon flick that works just as well on your small screen.

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