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

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    Shot for shot, Big Eyes is one of the most beautiful-looking movies of 2014, but to say that isn’t enough, because it’s not just pretty, not just pleasing to the eye. It’s visually astute. It is made by people aware of what these screen images mean, what they refer to, and the psychological effect that they will have on an audience. 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

  • 80
    Inkoo KangTheWrap

    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

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Awards

Nominated Production Design
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Best Original Song - Motion Picture