Friday, May 8, 2015

Big Eyes (2014)

Director: Tim Burton

Stars: Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Danny Huston, Krysten Ritter, Jason Schwartzman, Terence Stamp

Margaret packs her and her young daughter's stuff and leaves her husband, and she moves to San Francisco to start a new life. She meets Walter Keane a fellow painter in the park both trying to sell their paintings. He quickly gained her trust and love. They were married, so Margaret could keep her daughter. He could not make any money off of his paintings, but he could Margaret's work. He stars to sell her paintings as his own. She stays home and paints, and at night he is out in the clubs making a name for himself and money. He becomes one of the most international known artist in the 60's while his wife keeps the secret.

What a great movie. I have always been a fan of her paintings, so I was so excited when this movie was announced. It seems like Tim Burton may be making a comeback from the remake/reboot side. It has been so long since he has made an original movie. He has made nothing but remake or retelling of movie. He has do a good job on these movies, but his movies before all of this were really really good. I was surprised that he did a movie without Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter. I know. I was shocked that he could do it.

Amy Adams stole this movie. She was amazing at the role. You could see the sadness and heartbreak balled up inside of her, but when the character was happy, she light up from the inside. The rest of the cast was flawless. The set decoration and the wardrobe for the movie really put you inside the 60's big city life. This movie was ignored by the Oscars that year.

The story is a bit sad thinking how woman were treated in those days. Woman stayed at home and took care of the home and family and kept their mouths shut. Margaret Keane was trapped in that life. Every person would tell a woman to stay at home and shut up. Here was a woman with an amazing talent, but the art whole like most other fields was mostly male. Women were not needed.

The story and movie flows well throughout the length movie. You do not get bored watching it, but it is not a fast pace movie at all. Just stick with the movie and watch the story unfold. You should give this movie a try. I think you will really enjoy it. Enjoy.

Big Eyes (2014) Trailer

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