An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker (Jessica Chastain). In the ‘70s 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 — and were revered for their message of love, acceptance and prosperity. Tammy Faye was legendary for her indelible eyelashes, her idiosyncratic singing, and her 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 (THE BIG SICK).
“…This is Chastain’s movie, through and through.” —Anthony Lane, New Yorker “Captures a woman and her zeitgeist with an appealing mixture of campy joie de vivre and genuine thoughtfulness. THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE gives viewers an absorbing, amusing and provocative chance to rethink yet another train wreck who turned out to be, of all things, human." —Ann Hornaday, Washington Post "Entertaining and surprisingly funny given the subject matter, the movie’s also an exquisitely acted affair paced by Chastain (who also produces), turning in a career-best effort as the complex Tammy Faye." —Brian Truitt, USA Today