A drama centered on the awakening of the 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.Wikipedia
Big Eyes Reviews
It's not a film with grand ambitions, but one that keeps you riveted through its drama. It's also an indicator of Burton's wide range.
Burton picturises this domestic drama in bright colours, as well as in dark studios, with their mounting claustrophobia. He also tries to portray this as a feminist drama, with Margaret essentially fighting a system where women don’t count for much. But his heart is really not in it.
As much about the unravelling of an art scandal as about female empowerment in a male-dominated era with an indelible performance by Amy Adams. Even though Burton's storytelling is sometimes erratic, the end result is a poignant portrait of an artist who claws her way back into mainstream acceptance by reclaiming her creative legacy.
Keeping in sync with the name, Big Eyes is a visually dependent film, not only for the paintings, but for the period of the 50's and 60's. From the cotton candy coloured world of the free-spirited era to the clothing (especially the women), the entire feel of the era just rivets you into the film.
Big Eyes easily evokes a mix of fascination and empathy and you just can't stop looking...Big Eyes is big on spunk and sure to be a big hit.
Adams' Margaret is yielding at first but gradually, her righteous indignation takes over. Waltz plays the consummate scoundrel, a wolf in sheep's clothing, with ease. The film is largely compelling and touches upon many aspects about the dynamics of a couple's love, along with the lengths and limits of tolerance one can have for the other.
Big Eyes is inspired by one of the most fascinating stories ever and Tim Burton does absolute justice to it.Watch it!
If superb performances, a winning script, and beautiful visuals are your thing, there's no reason why you shouldn't see this film in theatres.
The real disappointment of Big Eyes is Burton himself, and that's reason enough for many of us to look as miserable as the waifs that Margaret painted....The real disappointment of Big Eyes is Burton himself, and that's reason enough for many of us to look as miserable as the waifs that Margaret painted.
"Big Eyes" is a fascinating tale simply told with good performances and without much complications.
Big Eyes gets you right in the soul. It is a remarkable story that shocked the whole world, and not just the world of art. You are shown a world before instant fame. It talks about the price of being famous. In the end, it shows us that good art is honest and true to the soul of the artist. Tim Burton makes us believe in the Big Eyes.
Margaret is tailor made for Amy Adams. She brings alive the complicated character who takes a long time to see through the manipulative nature of her husband. It is a kind of performance that juries of film awards love to reward.