Big Eyes (2014)

Big Eyes (2014). Stars Amy Adams, Christopher Waltz, Terence Stamp, and Jason Schwartzman. Based on a true story, Big Eyes is directed by Tim Burton, and his influence truly stands out in a couple of scenes. The story opens with Amy’s character in a frenzy driving off with her little daughter in a picturesque setting, a scene which will be echoed later in the film with a completely opposite feel to it. There’s a slowly building suspense with Danny Huston’s narration (Anjelica Huston’s brother) that you know and see and can easily anticipate – and while you may be taken in by a certain individual character, they soon show their true colors and your sympathies shift. He states in the beginning that Amy Adam’s character is doing something before it becomes fashionable. The many aspects of the latter coming into play in this fascinating story that fills in many blanks if you weren’t fully aware of it’s happening.

7.8 / 10

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