The Eyes of Tammy Faye.jpegThe Eyes of Tammy Faye is a biographical drama directed by Michael Showalter, based on the 2000 documentary of the same name by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder. The film tells the story of Tammy Faye Bakker, from her humble beginnings growing up in International Falls, Minnesota through the rise and fall of her televangelism career and marriage to Jim Bakker. The screenplay is written by Abe Sylvia, while Chastain is also one of the film’s producers. I found The Eyes of Tammy Faye to be well written and well performed.  I liked it very much.

The film opens with a young Tamara Faye LaValley (Chandler Head) and her early beginnings growing up in a religious community in International Falls, Minnesota. Tammy (Jessica Chastain) moves to Minneapolis, Minnesota to study at North Central Bible College, where she meets and falls in love with fellow college student

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