The Eyes of Tammy Faye

I have watched this movie once. This was on .

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An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Sometimes in life, you have to take your lashes.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Review

The biopic is decent enough – the whole cast is exceptional and the story is interesting – but it just lacks that spark. It’s colourful and the costume designs across the eras and settings are top quality.

There are big personalities and charismatic characters. It’s easy to feel cynical about these types of people, but Tammy Faye is portrayed as someone who seems to truly care and wants to connect with people.

Jessica Chastain is transformative in this larger-than-life role. She’s unrecognisable towards the end of the movie.

Like Being the Ricardos, it follows a famous American TV couple who might not be well known outside of the US. Whereas the former concentrates on a week-in-the-life, we follow Tammy Faye from her humble childhood beginnings, through her fame and ultimate downfall. This gives a much bigger story to learn about the characters and works so much better.