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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary

BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane's art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. BIG EYES centers on Margaret's awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.

Cast: Amy Adams , Christoph Waltz , Danny Huston , Krysten Ritter , Jason Schwartzman , Terence Stamp , Jon Polito , Delaney Raye

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Docudrama, Biography

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Big Eyes (2014)

Release Date: December 25th, 2014|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • This nimble, bemused, culturally curious look at the married instigators of the kitschy “big eyes” paintings of the early 1960s exerts an enjoyably eccentric appeal while also painting a troubling picture of male dominance and female submissiveness a half-century ago. show more

  • Especially in a year so devoid of serious female-led dramas, it's invigorating to see a feminist crowd-pleaser with the force of moral righteousness on its side. But Big Eyes is good, not great. What keeps it from excellence is its reluctance to explore the very questions it raises. show more

  • In style as in content, it offers neither the granular detail of more subtle period pieces nor enough of Tim Burton's spirited eccentricity to register as anything other than what one character derides as "that representational jazz." show more

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Here's Your First Look at Amy Adams in Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' (PHOTO)

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It's been a while since Tim Burton has done a smaller, more personal film. Over the last decade, Burton has been unreasonably productive, but the projects are typically large-scale studio projects or ...

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