THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE:
Tammy Faye can be described in several ways, but the one thing that stands out above all is that she was a unique woman that spoke her truth. Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield do a marvelous job in their portrayal of Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker, the televangelist couple with one of the most extraordinary rise and falls you’ll see.
I remember Tammy Faye as the charming older lady who appeared on VH1’s The Surreal Life. Ironically Tammy Faye had quite the surreal life prior to the reality show. The film tracks the rise and fall of the Bakker’s in a twistingly humorous and compelling portrayal.
The story is fascinating, but the performances is what this film’s ultimate selling point. Chastain is riveting. It’s probably her best performance ever. This movie caught me by surprise. It’s one of those under-the-radar films you should see.
Searchlight Pictures’ The Eyes of Tammy Faye Bonus Features:
- A Look Inside The Eyes of Tammy Faye – Hear what drew Jessica Chastain, cast mates and filmmakers to The Eyes of Tammy Faye. From prosthetics to singing, uncover Jessica Chastain’s remarkable multi-layered transformation into Tammy Faye Bakker.