This biopic tells the complex story of Margaret Keane, the American painter who came to prominence in the 1950s and was known for her pop art paintings that often featured children with large doe eyes.
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- Tim Burton
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PG-13Parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Big Eyes is Tim Burton's delightful -- if slightly disturbing -- biopic of painter Margaret Keane (Amy Adams). Expect some shouting and threats and one scene in which a man gets very drunk and starts throwing lit matches at his wife and stepdaughter. Characters drink somewhat frequently, especially in the film's second half, but the match incident is the only scene of drunkenness. Language is spotty but includes one use of "f--k" and a few uses of "s--t." Sex isn't an issue, except that a couple shares a kiss after they decide to get married. There's a clear message about the dangers of lying, and Margaret overcomes adversity and goes on to live a long, happy life.
- Sexual Content
- A man and a woman kiss shortly before marrying. They're interrupted by a young girl. Occasional brief cuddling and kissing.
- In a drunken rage, a man throws lit matches at his wife and teen girl and forces them to lock themselves in a room. He starts a small fire. Also arguing and fits of rage.
- One use of "f--k." Also "s--t," "bitch," and "damn." "God" as an exclamation.
- Social Behavior
- One of the main themes is the danger and hurt involved with lying (the liar gets his comeuppance). Also the importance of believing in yourself and standing up for yourself.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Characters drink fairly heavily in the movie's second half. One character is staggering drunk in one scene.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it