Fifth about The Seventh

Big Eyes

Big EyesBig Eyes: Tim Burton’s film tells a peculiar story (the sort of biopic that Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski usually write); its strangeness, however, results in a film that doesn’t have a set tone. Part of the issue comes from the acting; while Amy Adams plays her character sorrowfully (and adequately), Christoph Waltz (and, to a lesser extent, Terence Stamp) plays it too broadly and unconvincingly. This mix of drama and comedy doesn’t serve the story’s absurdity too well. Bruno Delbonnel’s images are colorful and bubbly, but that adds a sense of fantasy that doesn’t match all that well with the other genres at play.



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