• Big Eyes (2014)

Big Eyes

Release Date: December 25th, 2014

DVD Release Date: April 14th, 2015

PG-13 |1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary

In the late 1950s and early '60s, artist Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) achieves unbelievable fame and success with portraits of saucer-eyed waifs. However, no one realizes that his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams), is the real painter behind the brush. Although Margaret is horrified to learn that Walter is passing off her work as his own, she is too meek to protest too loudly. It isn't until the Keanes' marriage comes to an end and a lawsuit follows that the truth finally comes to light.

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

Director: Tim Burton

Genres: Drama , Biography

Production Co: Electric City Entertainment, Tim Burton

Keywords: Marriage, 1950s, Husband, Quest, Wife, Rise, Fall, Best friend, Sacrifice, Charming, Creative, 1960s, Office

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    There's more tenderness in Big Eyes, and a playfully framed but nonetheless emphatic you-go-girl spirit to the proceedings, as we watch Margaret - a magnificent Adams - slowly emerge from her shell. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    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

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    It’s easy to see why Mr. Burton, an influential imagist in his own right and a collector of Keane paintings, was attracted to this saga of contending Keanes, and the result, photographed by Bruno Delbonnel, is a study in yummy colors and period design. But I watched wide-eyed with dismay while the film turned as lifeless as the paintings. show more

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