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The Eyes Of Tammy Faye (HBOMax):

An intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker.

Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield shine in their roles as Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker. The movie does a tremendous job of walking the high-wire of demonizing/being sympathetic with Tammy Faye, knowing there is no net. Such a balancing act deserves recognition, as that was Tammy Faye’s life; she was manipulator AND victim, simultaneously. I had high expectations for this movie, and it delivered.

For such a salacious topic, one that is prone to over-doing it, this movie kept it in check, and the let the story play out as it happened, with minimal dramatizations. Frankly, the truth is stranger than fiction with this story.

Necessary edit: While Kurt Russel’s MN accent in Miracle was darn near perfect, Chastain’s MN accent is up there. A bit pronounced, but not even close to overblown. I’d give her a B+ at WORST.