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Big Eyes
- Amy Adams

Overview - The true story of painter Margaret Keane's life in obscurity while her husband gleaned the notoriety for being the face of her work is brought to the screen by Tim Burton and his ED WOOD screenwriters, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The story opens in the late 1950s, when Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) packs up the car with her daughter and their personal belongings, and leaves her husband to start a new life in San Francisco.  Read more...

 
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Overview

The true story of painter Margaret Keane's life in obscurity while her husband gleaned the notoriety for being the face of her work is brought to the screen by Tim Burton and his ED WOOD screenwriters, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The story opens in the late 1950s, when Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) packs up the car with her daughter and their personal belongings, and leaves her husband to start a new life in San Francisco. There, Margaret quickly reconnects with her old friend DeeAnn (Krysten Ritter), and falls head over heels for Walter (Christoph Waltz), an artist and part-time real-estate broker who soon shows great interest in her unique paintings of small children with strikingly expressive, saucer-like eyes. Before long, the two are married, and Walter is claiming credit for Margaret's increasingly popular paintings. With the money rolling in, Margaret initially agrees to go along with the ruse, but the closer she gets to her new husband the more she begins to realize that he's little more than a smooth-talking scam artist. Later, riddled with guild over the fact that she's been deceiving her own daughter as her paintings become a pop-culture phenomenon, Margaret leaves the increasingly abusive Walter, and moves to Hawaii. Only then does Margaret gain the confidence to reclaim the works that have been credited to her husband, even when doing so entails going before the judge and proving that she and she alone created the enchanting children with the big eyes. Danny Huston, Terence Stamp, and Jason Schwartzman co-star.

Cast List

Scott Alexander - American Screenwriter
S.M. Alexander - American Screenwriter
Tim Burton - American director
Timothy Burton - American director
Danny Elfman - Score composer
Larry Karaszewski - Screenwriter, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT
L.A. Karaszewski - Screenwriter, THE PEOPLE VS LARRY FLYNT
Bruno Delbonnel - Director of Photography, AMELIE (2001)
Gitte Axen
Krista Bell - Stunts
Shane Vieau
John Micheletos
Andrew Airlie - Actor/"Power Of Attorney"
Jon Polito - Actor
James Saito
Terence Stamp - British actor
Danny Huston - American actor and director
Barclay Hope - American Actor
Traci Toguchi
Christoph Waltz - Actor, PACT WITH THE DEVIL (2001)
Peter Kelamis - Voice, DRAGON BALL Z: THE MOVIE - DEAD ZONE (2000)
Jason Schwartzman - American Actor, RUSHMORE (1999)
Amy Adams - Actress, JUNEBUG
Tony Alcantar
Krysten Ritter
Aaron Craven
Desiree Zurowski
Jill Morrison
Leela Savasta - Actor in MASTERS OF HORROR: HAECKEL'S TALE
Heather Doerksen - Actress, THE LOST TREASURE OF THE GRAND CANYON
Steven Wiig
Kurt Cotton
Stephanie Bennett - Actor
Fiona Vroom
David Milchard
Emily Fonda
Elisabetta Fantone
Guido Furlani
Delaney Raye
Madeleine Arthur
Emily Bruhn
Alan MacFarlane
Jaden Alexander - Actor
Andrea Bucko

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 105
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 013132617800
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: June 2016

Related Categories:
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Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
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Reviews:
"Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz both shine in a distinctive work..." - 11/14/2014 Hollywood Reporter


"The director coats every scene in a gauzy glow...[that] suits this tale of a culture hijacked by the big profits of kitsch." - 12/23/2014 A.V. Club


"BIG EYES is a fabulous match of artist -- Burton -- and material. While it's one of the director's more low-key works, his trademark sly wit infuses the mesmerizing stranger-than-fiction biopic." - 12/24/2014 USA Today


"[A] richly entertaining screenplay brimming with sharp dialogue and memorable characters....Director Tim Burton takes a kitschy slice of 20th century pop culture and turns it into a special film." - 12/24/2014 Chicago Sun-Times


"Amy Adams is picture perfect as Margaret Keane....That it becomes something scrappier, deeper and memorably comic and touching is due to the radiant Adams, who never patronizes Margaret, and to director Tim Burton, who gives the film the sheen of a fable laced with menace." - 12/30/2014 Rolling Stone


"The story itself is fascinating...and Amy Adams' quiet meticulous performance as Margaret Keane is a beautiful and emotional piece of work." - 12/25/2014 RogerEbert.com


"A horror movie tucked inside a domestic drama wrapped up in a biopic, Tim BurtonÂ’s BIG EYES tells the story of Margaret Keane, an artist whose characteristic style is summed up in the title." - 12/25/2014 New York Times


"BIG EYES never loses its light touch. Maybe the lesson here is that Burton should venture out of his dark, creepy comfort zone more often." -- Grade: B+ - 12/25/2014 Entertainment Weekly


3 stars out of 5 -- "See it for a fascinating true story and a fantastic Amy Adams..." - 12/26/2014 Empire


"Adams is as watchable as ever as Margaret, backed by fine support..." - 12/22/2014 Total Film


"BIG EYES is technically and aesthetically attractive. Clearly in love with the groovy color palettes and streamlined contours of the era..." - 12/23/2014 Washington Post


"[I]t largely succeeds at being a paean to the artist behind the kitsch." - 02/01/2015 Sight and Sound

 
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