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Plot: In the 1970s and ’80s, Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker rose from humble beginnings to create the world’s largest religious broadcasting network and a theme park, and were revered for their message of love, acceptance, and prosperity.
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Good But Needed More
“I won’t go forward looking in the rear view mirror of my life. This is who I am.”
The Eyes of Tammy Faye takes an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. She and her husband, Jim Bakker, 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. This bio pic is based off of the documentary of the same name, which I haven’t had the chance to watch. Going in, I knew the basics of the story but was eager to learn much more. I have to say I left feeling a little unfulfilled, but this is such a crowd pleaser that it’s hard not to take some liking. Michael Showalter can be a hit or miss with directing. His style is uneven here, but when you look at how strange Tammy Faye and Jim were it does work in most cases. It’s nothing showy, in an artistic way, but it matches the energy of the story and characters. And the script is the same way. I wish some things didn’t play out the way they did, but it’s all about the strange tone. The dialogue is mostly good and gives the actors a chance to show off their skills. You could tell when things were written to have that classic Oscar scene. It’s the story that could’ve been fleshed out more. Like I said, I wanted to go in knowing more, and I got just a little more information than I knew previously. Parts of their lives that seem important are just touched upon lightly. For example, her kids are mentioned/seen one or two times and then completely given up on. And Tammy Faye’s beliefs and contributions towards gay rights have but one scene and then thrown away. We get pieces but never the full picture like I wanted. But the way it’s played off, it’s hard to be concerned until after the watch. With a topic like this, there are lessons to be learned that it tries to get at. We’re watching two people doing something not so great, but we can sympathize with Tammy Faye. These subjects of televangelism, religion and politics, and capitalizing off of religion that they were almost afraid to get in depth with. It’s a perfect opportunity to talk about it, but it just doesn’t do it. They were more focused on character which is understandable.
The one thing that occupies our minds the whole time is how incredible Jessica Chastain is. This is the performance of her lifetime! She’s unrecognizable in manner and makeup, giving it her all. I have yet to see Kristen Stewart in Spencer but I would think it would be hard to beat Chastain with what she does. Not only is she does she look different, but she changes her voice too to what sounds exactly like Tammy Faye, plus she sings! And you bet she cries a lot and her makeup runs. Andrew Garfield as also terrific as Jim Bakker. He does that funny voice too and gets straight into character. I wish there was more with Jim because we don’t get to know as much about him as we do his wife. Obviously, this is about Tammy Faye but Jim is a big part and we didn’t get as deep as we could’ve. The two are caked in makeup from start to finish. It spans their lives from college till close to death (though we do see a child version of Tammy Faye). Slowly, they become unrecognizable which is pretty cool. The only complaint I had with it is the cheeks were a bit puffed out and when it’s that far out they don’t move and it can be noticeable. If the movie did one thing to perfection, it was getting performances out of the two.
The movie plays out like you think it would for a bio pic. There’s a few surprises as it goes along, but it’s pretty easy to see what will happen. During the last act, though, there’s a good 20 minutes where the movie’s not sure where to go and it drags a little. The ending is spectacular but the build up was the weakest bit of the movie. I have thoughts on how it could’ve been handled better, but I did have such a fun time with the movie. It’s hilarious, interesting, and has good messages (when they want to touch upon them) that can be learned from. I know we’re still in a pandemic and box office still isn’t at the rate it used to be, but it’s getting there. With as much hype as this movie was getting it absolutely bombed at the box office, like bad for being in a pandemic bomb. Some theaters weren’t playing it and maybe people forgot it was being released because unless it’s a big studio film, not much has been advertised. The chance that this will go to VOD in a few weeks seems likely and o think this would be something to check out. If there’s a theater playing it, go there because you know it’ll most likely be empty given it’s box office performance.
Sharp, funny and terribly involving with stellar acting
The Eyes of Tammy Faye is a riveting, uncomfortable tragic-comedy about Tammy Faye Messner nay Bakker and that bucket of chum-I mean charm her husband Jim and what it’s like to be suffocating and perpetually sickened in a flaccid marriage hooked on Diet *Coke. It can’t help but venture into beats where it finds the comedy in this living nightmare of Propsperity Gospel in part because the director Michael Showalter comes from that background (from Wet Hot American Summer to The Big Sick), but also because there are times if you don’t have a laugh at the absurdity and near surreality that Tammy has found herself in and can’t escape, because you know Patriarchy (and of course the scene where she pulls up the chair to the All-Men table is with as loud a chair as can be and only “Jerry” responses instead of Reverend, and dog bless her for that) you could right well explode. It should be awkward to be in these spaces some/most of the time. I’d feel awkward if you weren’t feeling that way.
There are at times the movie can’t not escape some moments or scenes where surely one thing happened in the real story and then a thing concurrently didn’t (ie Tammy Faye talking to the Steven the AIDS guest on TV as Falwell happens to be visiting that day and tales umbrage with what he’s seeing), and once the fall-out happens and Jim goes to prison the movie feels like it’s going too long most in those last twenty or so minutes when up until then the pace has been terrifically jumping but connecting from one time to the next.
It’s also hard not to wish a few details were kept in that strangely got left out either due to its already long runtime or who knows what – and I don’t even mean Jessica Hahn, that’s fine as it’s ultimately Tammy Faye’s story and that matters mostly inasmuch as what it does to drill the final nail in the coffin like a thunderbolt, I mean that Tammy Faye actually *married another PTL head honcho (the one we see briefly flirting with her in the golf cart) who ALSO went to jail for crimes while at the company. Sweet Jebuz!
But ultimately this is a film for an actor to sink his/her/their entire solar plexus into, and Chastain (also producer) never makes Tammy Faye’s faith a butt of a joke. That’s remarkable because the film could have made it a mockery and her belief and prayer is played and written completely sincerely, and yet at the same time she understands that this was a simultaneously someone who could fill a room with her presence while being the most chipper and wholesome thing this side of Mr. Rogers (she even had the puppets!) Every note she’s give to play she performs it like she’s trying to find a deeper level to tap into, and importantly she understands too when moments behind the scenes and on TV take on this heightened pitch-black comic state all on behavior.
As for Andrew Garfield, it’s his best performance yet. He makes Jim Bakker into, well, what if Ned Flanders happened to get injected with a bit of the spirit of Jordan Belfort? A seemingly wholesome guy who actually is a total fraud in his beliefs as well as his practices, and every grimace and tightening of the face muscles is communicated loud and clear, not to mention how he pitches his voice which is a significant part of Chastain’s work too. He makes Jim Bakker so pathetic and yet he never feels like he will slip totally into self parody, like as awful as he is he is still a human being and those faults are what makes him who he is. These are BIG personalities and Garfield, who I’ve found in so many roles to have this knack for creepy, makes him someone you can’t stop looking at.
This turned out as good as I was expecting as far as the story (want more check out the You’re Wrong About which I might add Chastain did in preparation, too), and my only other hope is it doesn’t get buried too far come awards time.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 6 min (126 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, History
Director Michael Showalter
Writer Abe Sylvia, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Actors Jessica Chastain, Andrew Garfield, Cherry Jones
Country Canada, United States
Awards 2 wins & 4 nominations
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa LF, Panavision Primo 70 Lenses
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (Master Format)
Printed Film Format N/A