Review: Big Eyes
[May contain SPOILERS]
When I saw the trailer for this movie I immediately wanted to see it. And of course, by immediately I meant, wait several months to see it. So, when I finally saw this, I liked it. I actually read the plot summary first before seeing this but I did enjoy the movie quite a bit. This is based on a true story about Margaret Keane and her struggles with being a woman and being an artist in the 60s. It was so frustrating to see how little respect she got for herself and her artwork. Margaret Keane, as portrayed by this film, was a weak housewife who was afraid to stand up for herself. She wasn’t confident enough in her abilities. And society didn’t help either. In those days, the man was the head of the household and women weren’t meant to rule the house. It was embarrassing for men in those days to earn less than their wives.
They chose the perfect guy to play her husband. He was the perfect mix of obnoxious and psychopath. He took over her artwork like it was nothing. It seemed at first as if he was genuinely caring but he really wasn’t. He wasn’t even a real artist. He couldn’t paint to save his life. It was so annoying to see him claim her work as his and she just sat there and let him.
I was so relieved that she eventually came out and said that the artwork was hers. I don’t think anyone should let someone else take their work. It’s just not right. Overall it was a good movie. It wasn’t spectacular but I enjoyed watching it. If you are a fan of her artwork or art in general, you should watch this film ^_^
Satisfaction factor: 8
Would I recommend: Yes
*Note: Based on a scale from 1 to 10. 1 being the worst and 10 being the best you could get in a category.