Tammy Faye on Disney+: Jessica Chastain and Andrew Garfield diabolical as kings of…

Available on Disney+ since today, In the Eyes of Tammy Faye is a biopic worn by a transformed Jessica Chastain, nominated for the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance. Do we validate?

What is it about ?

Starting from scratch, Tammy Faye and her husband Jim Bakker manage – in the 1970s and 1980s – to create the largest evangelical television channel in the world, as well as a religiously inspired theme park. They are worshiped for their message of love, tolerance and prosperity.

Tammy Faye becomes an icon with her permanent false eyelashes, her very singular talents as a singer and her irrepressible desire to reach out to everyone who crosses her path. But beneath this veneer, financial embezzlement, rival shenanigans and scandals will soon bring about the downfall of this painstakingly built empire…

Who is it with?

Directed by Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, The Lovebirds), In the Eyes of Tammy Faye stars Jessica Chastain, very invested in the film since she is also a producer. The actress seen earlier in the year in the female action thriller 355 is unrecognizable in the final part of the feature film, covered in prosthetics and makeup to look like her model.

To play the husband of Tammy Faye, the director has set his sights on Andrew Garfield. The actor had been rather scarce in recent years but came back strong in 2021, first with the acclaimed Tick, Tick… ​​Boom! – for which he will compete for the Oscars – then with the blockbuster Spider-Man: No Way Home in which he resumed, to the delight of his fans, his role as Peter Parker.

Cherry Jones (Transparent), Vincent D’Onofrio (Jurassic World), Sam Jaeger (The Handmaid’s Tale), Louis Cancelmi (Billions) and Fredric Lehne (Dr. Death) round out the cast.

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Well worth a look ?

In the eyes of Tammy Faye is a rather classic biopic in its form, but the interpretations of its actors and the portrait it paints of this colorful woman who marked the history of American televangelism, make it a film not to be missed. not miss!

If, in France, this environment is rather unknown and can even seem a little strange, in the United States, some of its figures have been very publicized over the decades, in particular Tammy Faye and her husband Jim Bakker and not always for the best reasons, as the film shows us so well.

The latter introduces us to a young woman with a very strong faith since childhood, full of compassion for her neighbour, who falls under the spell of a pastor who believes that God would like all his faithful to be rich. Very much in love, the couple quickly launched into televangelism and enjoyed phenomenal success.

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The journey of Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker is told in a didactic way, we learn a lot about the America of preachers but it is especially the character played by Jessica Chastain who bursts the screen, not leaving much room for others. protagonists. Both fascinating in her eccentricities and extremely endearing, Tammy Faye dreams of a world where everyone is loved by everyone.

A strong woman, she manages to impose herself on meals between men and shares her opinions which sometimes go against those she meets – for example concerning homosexuals, whom she does not hesitate to defend from the years 70 then during the AIDS epidemic – but, in private, does not always manage to stand up to her husband.

It is the latter who, under his image of Mr. Perfect, will cause the destruction of the media empire that the couple had managed to build and which allowed them to lead a lavish lifestyle. The fall will thus be all the more severe.

If Andrew Garfield does not demerit in the skin of Jim, his character is less dug than that of Jessica Chastain. The actress also disappears completely behind the flamboyant Tammy Faye, who, although imperfect, should not fail to touch you. With an Oscar at stake? Answer Monday, March 28.

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