“Big Eyes” Movie Review

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Margaret (Amy Adams) left her first marriage with her daughter, Jane (Delaney Raye & Madeleine Arthur), and moved to San Francisco. All she brought with them was a car trunk full of her paintings and some clothes.

big-eyesIn San Francisco, she met Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), a superficial salesman and marketer posing as an artist. Walter and Margaret hit it off, and got married.

Although Walter started off trying to place his, and Margaret’s, paintings in galleries, no one was interested in his, and they were only marginally interested in hers. Modern art was the thing in the late 50’s. What he was “painting” was passe, and what she was painting was so different……even the art world could not grasp it.

big-eyes-exampleOver time, Walter started taking full credit for Margaret’s “Big Eyes” paintings and successfully grew a lucrative business selling posters and such. He became quite famous while Margaret, under threats of violence, painted in secret.

Until she decided she had enough.

“Big Eyes” is a fascinating look at the late 50’s and early 60’s and how the husband & wife / man & woman dynamic has changed in my lifetime. Margaret was repressed by her husband, and the world could not accept her being a woman on her own, doing her own thing. (Photo of Margaret and Amy Adams)


Go here to read more about Margaret.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this on Xfinity.

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