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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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
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 !!
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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