THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
Director: Michael Showalter
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Vincent D’Onofrio, Cherry Jones, Sam Jaeger
Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were larger than life personalities who spread their ministry to millions of people every day. The new film The Eyes of Tammy Faye shines a light on the rise and fall of the televangelists. Tammy Faye always had this fascination with Jesus in hopes of being saved. Jessica Chastain plays Tammy Faye throughout the decades the film covers. She would meet her husband Jim, played by Andrew Garfield, at Central Bible College in Minneapolis in1960. Tammy Faye was enamored with him. He loved her bubbly, outgoing personality. They got married despite her parents’ hesitations and traveled the country spreading God’s word. Tammy had puppet shows, while Jim spoke to the adult crowd. Nothing could stop their ministry as Jim and Tammy Faye would create a TV series and Praise the Lord Studios. As fame, notoriety, a Presidential endorsement, and even a theme park came, all eyes were on them. The media started to suspect foul play questioning where their money was going.
Here’s my review
and make sure to check out my interviews with Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield