The Eyes of Tammy Faye
One of the Best Actress nominees this year is Jessica Chastain for her performance as Tammy Faye Bakker in, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, and let me tell you, she definitely deserves this recognition. Wow! What a knockout performance she puts on in this film. She not only looks exactly like the real-life Tammy Faye but her mannerisms are spot on as well. The movie itself is ok – I mean almost everyone knows the outcome – and it is almost a farce in how it plays out but Chastain is definitely the diamond in this showcase of the excessive lifestyle of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. Andrew Garfield plays Jim Bakker and does a commendable job but I just do not care for him as an actor. The film also features Vincent D’Onofrio as Jerry Falwell and he does a good job as usual.
However, this is one of those films that you watch for a performance alone and Chastain is the reason why in this one!