The Eyes of Tammy Faye

2021 • 126 minutes
3.9
37 reviews
68%
Tomatometer
PG-13
Rating
Eligible
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THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain). In the 1970s and '80s, Tammy Faye and her husband, Jim Bakker (Andrew Garfield), rose from humble beginnings to create the world's largest religious broadcasting network and theme park. At first, they were revered for their messages of love, acceptance and prosperity. All the while, Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, idiosyncratic singing, and eagerness to embrace people from all walks of life. However, it wasn't long before financial improprieties, scheming rivals, and scandal toppled their carefully constructed empire. Directed by Michael Showalter and written by Abe Sylvia, THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE also features Cherry Jones and Vincent D'Onofrio.
3.9
37 reviews
Drew L
January 20, 2022
The cast did an amazing job! The story presented few new details. But, if you aren't familiar with the public story it might be interesting. Sadly greed, lust, betrayal and hypocrisy are human regardless of faith, party or affilation.
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Stephen Jacewicz
January 23, 2022
Really amazing. It is beautifully done or mostly beautifully done in telling a scandal that happened in history and has the best performance of 2021 in Jessica Chastain. I love the makeup and hairstyling and the film as a whole. It is inspiring, touching, and crazy! A shocking emotional film.
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Lorraine Ray
November 3, 2021
Very well done--excellent performances! Jessica Chastain was astounding in her ability to capture Tammy Faye without making her a caricature. Viewers will come away with compassion, rather than condemnation.
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