Big Eyes

Adams, Amy

SKU: 013132617817

UPC 013132617817
Release Date 2015-04-14
Studio Startz/Anchor Bay
Discs 1
Length 105
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz both shine in a distinctive work...The director coats every scene in a gauzy glow...[that] suits this tale of a culture hijacked by the big profits of kitsch.BIG EYES is a fabulous match of artist -- Burton -- and material. While it's one of the director's more low-key works, his trademark sly wit infuses the mesmerizing stranger-than-fiction biopic.[A] richly entertaining screenplay brimming with sharp dialogue and memorable characters....Director Tim Burton takes a kitschy slice of 20th century pop culture and turns it into a special film.Amy Adams is picture perfect as Margaret Keane....That it becomes something scrappier, deeper and memorably comic and touching is due to the radiant Adams, who never patronizes Margaret, and to director Tim Burton, who gives the film the sheen of a fable laced with menace.The story itself is fascinating...and Amy Adams' quiet meticulous performance as Margaret Keane is a beautiful and emotional piece of work.A horror movie tucked inside a domestic drama wrapped up in a biopic, Tim Burton’s BIG EYES tells the story of Margaret Keane, an artist whose characteristic style is summed up in the title.BIG EYES never loses its light touch. Maybe the lesson here is that Burton should venture out of his dark, creepy comfort zone more often. -- Grade: B+3 stars out of 5 -- See it for a fascinating true story and a fantastic Amy Adams...Adams is as watchable as ever as Margaret, backed by fine support...BIG EYES is technically and aesthetically attractive. Clearly in love with the groovy color palettes and streamlined contours of the era...[I]t largely succeeds at being a paean to the artist behind the kitsch.The true story of painter Margaret Keane's life in obscurity while her husband gleaned the notoriety for being the face of her work is brought to the screen by Tim Burton and his ED WOOD screenwriters, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. The story opens in the late 1950s, when Margaret Keane (Amy Adams) packs up the car with her daughter and their personal belongings, and leaves her husband to start a new life in San Francisco. There, Margaret quickly reconnects with her old friend DeeAnn (Krysten Ritter), and falls head over heels for Walter (Christoph Waltz), an artist and part-time real-estate broker who soon shows great interest in her unique paintings of small children with strikingly expressive, saucer-like eyes. Before long, the two are married, and Walter is claiming credit for Margaret's increasingly popular paintings. With the money rolling in, Margaret initially agrees to go along with the ruse, but the closer she gets to her new husband the more she begins to realize that he's little more than a smooth-talking scam artist. Later, riddled with guild over the fact that she's been deceiving her own daughter as her paintings become a pop-culture phenomenon, Margaret leaves the increasingly abusive Walter, and moves to Hawaii. Only then does Margaret gain the confidence to reclaim the works that have been credited to her husband, even when doing so entails going before the judge and proving that she and she alone created the enchanting children with the big eyes. Danny Huston, Terence Stamp, and Jason Schwartzman co-star.
Cast Scott Alexander (Screenwriter)
Tim Burton (Director)
Danny Elfman (Composer)
Larry Karaszewski (Screenwriter)
Bruno Delbonnel (Director of Photography)
Gitte Axen (Makeup)
Krista Bell (Stunts)
Shane Vieau (Set Decorator)
John Micheletos (Set Decorator)
Andrew Airlie (Co-Star)
Jon Polito (Co-Star)
James Saito (Co-Star)
Terence Stamp (Co-Star)
Danny Huston (Star)
Barclay Hope (Co-Star)
Traci Toguchi (Co-Star)
Christoph Waltz (Star)
Peter Kelamis (Co-Star)
Jason Schwartzman (Co-Star)
Amy Adams (Star)
Tony Alcantar (Co-Star)
Krysten Ritter (Star)
Aaron Craven (Co-Star)
Desiree Zurowski (Co-Star)
Jill Morrison (Co-Star)
Leela Savasta (Co-Star)
Heather Doerksen (Co-Star)
Steven Wiig (Co-Star)
Kurt Cotton (Co-Star)
Stephanie Bennett (Co-Star)
Fiona Vroom (Co-Star)
David Milchard (Co-Star)
Emily Fonda (Co-Star)
Elisabetta Fantone (Co-Star)
Guido Furlani (Co-Star)
Delaney Raye (Co-Star)
Madeleine Arthur (Co-Star)
Emily Bruhn (Co-Star)
Alan MacFarlane (Co-Star)
Jaden Alexander (Co-Star)
Andrea Bucko (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: The making of Big Eyes Q&A highlights Widescreen - 1.78 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.40000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Biography
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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