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25th December
2014
written by Adam

Following a bitter divorce and relocation to San Francisco, Margaret (Amy Adams) finds herself in need of employment to support her daughter. A talented painter, Margaret would quickly find work painting children’s furniature and selling her own art on the weekends at a local artist’s market. At the market she would eventually meet Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a charismatic and dashing man who appeared to have the world on a string. In haste the two would marry and attempt to make a living with their art. But, as time would tell, Walter was a brand of evil that Margaret had little defense against. Finding her inner strength and following her artistic muse would be the only thing that could save her, but would she find both before it was too late?
Marking a return to a more terrestrial style of film, Director Tim Burton has created an interesting piece. Interesting in that the overall story, while a fascinating biography, is told in a rather straightforward manner and comes across rather bland and void of the Burton magic audiences have come to expect. The work done by Adams is certainly notable but the direction and lunacy of Waltz’s character is hard to digest. If anything the film does manage to peak a curiosity in Margaret’s work, old and new, but doesn’t do much for cinema. Big Eyes is rated PG-13.

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