Twenty years after Ed Wood, Tim Burton reunites with screenwriters Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski for another comic biopic about a naive artist–Margaret Keane, whose cheesy portraits of kids with giant peepers sold like hotcakes in the 1960s. The movie focuses on her fraught marriage to Walter Keane, a charming con artist who took credit for her work but made them both rich by knowing how to market it. Burton and the writers inspire a certain amount of sympathy for Margaret, presenting her as sincere and morally upright, but ultimately they have more in common with Walter, exploiting the subjects’ unironic devotion to kitsch for condescending laughs. Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz are charismatic in the lead roles; occasionally they distract from the movie’s overall smugness. With Terence Stamp, Danny Huston, and Krysten Ritter.