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Big Eyes (I) (2014)

PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  25 December 2014 (USA)
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A drama about 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.

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Storyline

In San Francisco in the 1950s, Margaret was a woman trying to make it on her own after leaving her husband with only her daughter and her paintings. She meets gregarious ladies' man and fellow painter Walter Keane in a park while she was struggling to make an impact with her drawings of children with big eyes. The two quickly become a pair with outgoing Walter selling their paintings and quiet Margaret holed up at home painting even more children with big eyes. But Walter's actually selling her paintings as his own. A clash of financial success and critical failure soon sends Margaret reeling in her life of lies. With Walter still living the high life, Margaret's going to have to try making it on her own again and re-claiming her name and her paintings. Written by Anne Campbell

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She created it. He sold it. And they bought it. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Big Eyes: Retrato de una mentira  »

Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,610,026 (USA) (2 January 2015)

Gross:

$14,479,776 (USA) (20 March 2015)
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This was Tim Burton's second biopic. His previous biopic was Ed Wood (1994), which was released 20 years prior to this film. Both films were written by the duo Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. See more »

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The trial takes place in federal court in Hawaii yet the emblem behind the Judge says Judiciary - State of Hawaii indicating that it takes place in Hawaii state court. See more »

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Margaret Keane: Espresso? Is that like reefer?
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Emotional Story .. good movie ,, my only note is that it could'v been so much better if they shrank the first 45 minutes to 20 or so !!
29 March 2015 | by (Boston, MA, United States) – See all my reviews

Well first, this was not as good as i expected .. the drama was okay but there were these times where i felt like fast-forwarding and some unnecessary scenes ... too much camera time on the car being driven or a classic music with no clear idea .. specially in the beginning .. like okay we get it ,it's the 50's .. move on !!.

To be fair ,The story itself is touching and inspiring.. a creative woman living in the late 50's overpowered by "The Man" .. you really feel the plot and the character of "Margaret Keane"

And it kinda felt like it's also the story of Walter Keane ,, a genius businessman who takes advantage of everything he sees and sometimes that's gotta hurt those who around and finally flips him upside down to make him go crazy :D

Amy Adams performance is so emotional and Christoph Waltz is as always amazing especially in the second part of the movie where things are revealed.

Since they said it's Biography and i think it is, gave it more sincerity,

Anyway,, overall the movie is really good which was imprinted by the story but it was still missing something valuable could'v made it so much better ,, maybe it's the timing !! like the movie should'v been a bit more fast it would have had more excitement like if they shrank the first 45 minutes to 20 somehow it could work perfectly.


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