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Movie review: Big Eyes #film #movie #art


I love art and when I read the synopsis of Big Eyes while channel surfing on a Saturday night, I thought it might be an interesting watch.

Big Eyes is a drama directed by Tim Burton is 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.

It stars Amy Adams as Margaret Keane whose trademark paintings always has a portrait of a girl with big eyes. When she met her soon to be husband who claims to have studied in Paris while painting in a park beside her, he asked her why she always painted big eyes (Like they're really out of proportion). She replied that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Everything she feels is expressed in the eyes. They soon fall in love with his endless support.


Her art was not popular then and art critics didn't understand it but her husband Keane, finds ways of displaying them in restaurants and galleries along with his own artwork. When people start noticing her art instead of his (she signs her paintings with a "Keane") he claims credit for her work.

Margaret, of course, finds out one day when she attends a showcase her husband asked her not to attend and overhears him claiming the works as his. He convinces her that he is a better sales person and indeed, interest starts soaring and sales of posters and printed merchandise make them very wealthy.

The secret of not revealing that she is the true artists continued to haunt her (she even had to lie to her own daughter from a previous marriage). She started painting in a different style and showcasing her work in galleries, too.

Soon, she finds out her husband isn't the artist she thinks he is. One night he goes into a terrible rage and causes a fire in her home but she and her daughter managed to escape. They created a new life in Hawaii where she reveals the truth about her artwork.

Amy Adams won a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical in 2015 for this movie.


Comments

  1. Never watch this movie before. Would like to watch it when time permits. :)

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    1. It's really interesting as you see how love transforms to hate when greed takes over. It shows on Fox HD but usually shows like these are not repeated very often :(

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  2. I'm so gonna check it out. The story sounds really interesting and intriguing. When did the movie came out? Christoph Waltz looks so young!

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    1. It's a cool movie but don't think there are repeats on Fox HD anytime soon :(

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  3. This movie is something different. Synopsis sounds interesting.Love the big eyes girl.

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    1. Yup, her paintings somehow reflect her and her daughter's eyes..good casting

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  4. havent watched before too, but i want spoiler :P hahaha looks like a good movie to enjoy

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  5. OMG this movie looks so good. I love Amy Adams and Tim Burton films are always so good!

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    1. It's a superb accidentally find on Fox HD. Not sure if there are any repeats soon ::(

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  6. Quite good but I am not sure it will be screened here or not.

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  7. Looks like a pretty interesting movie ... I might go and watch it if I have the time

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  8. This movie looks quite inspiring =D The painting of the Big eyes girl is so artistic and amazing!

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  9. Her eye really big like mine.. haha. Anyway, I have not yet watch this movie. The movie look interesting after watch the trailer.

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