The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2000) - Documentary, Biography

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A documentary look, mostly through the eyes of Tammy Faye Bakker Messner, at her rise and fall as a popular televangelist with husband Jim Bakker. Traces their rise: her teen marriage to ...

IMDB: 7.1
Director: Fenton Bailey
Stars: RuPaul, Tammy Faye Bakker
Length: 79 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 0 out of 33 found boring (0%)

One-line Reviews (24)

) I found the PTL story both fascinating and tragic.

Tammy Faye was a fascinating person.

I'm not saying I'd like to hear Tammy Faye sing, but after watching this engaging film, I wouldn't mind living next door to her.

The most evocative moment comes when T.

At one point she gets compared to Hilary Clinton-- yes, it's a stretch, but both of them have been so publicly berated and were under intense public scrutiny and criticism because of the action of their husbands.

I wouldn't say that this is a hard-hitting piece of investigative filmmaking in the slightest, but it is definitely a step above the standard celebrity profiles and biographies on television, and above all, fairly entertaining.

No one goes into ministry expecting to become rich and powerful, and when that happens to a very few, those very few probably get more easily overwhelmed by it and caught up in it than those who've planned for wealth and power all their lives, simply because it's so unexpected and they're so unprepared for it.

Touching, entertaining look at an easy target .

The Full Story, Quite Fascinating .

All-in-all - I consider The Eyes Of Tammy Faye to be both informative and highly entertaining at the same time.

Tammy Faye is, after all, a fascinating person; one who has stepped out of what would normally be thought of as the traditional "fundamentalist" circles to embrace a variety of people as personal friends, from homosexuals to porn stars while still identifying herself very much as an evangelical Christian.

Tammy Faye is a fascinating person, and the movie really allows you to see the real person under all the makeup.

Sympathetic Portrayal Of Tammy Faye Is Worth Watching .

I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about Tammy (even if only out of morbid curiousity, like I did at first) and loves a fascinating, touching documentary.

Hilarious and Fascinating Documentary .

A fascinating movie about a fascinating, one-of-a-kind human being .

One of the most entertaining movies I've seen this year.

THIS is fascinating--especially since she had no shame and her focus seemed to be 'look at me-look at me'--a true antisocial-narcissist...

Well, aside from the unnecessary nudity that will definitely put off some, it was engaging and well made--like a slow-motion train wreck that you can't stop watching.

But, hey, had Bailey & Barbato taken that route with their prize subject, then I'm sure that she would've flatly refused to be a part of this challenging endeavour which (chronicling the highs & lows of her career) was both a fascinating study, as well as being a laughably twisted caricature.

It's a fascinating movie about a fascinating, one-of-a-kind human being.

I don't know if the two directors meant to mine such deep or meaningful moments from a woman many don't consider too deep or meaningful, but they got some fascinating bits and pieces on film.

"The Eyes of Tammy Faye," though entertaining, is far from ideal.

I think any documentary that can take someone who who has become such a one liner by comedians and written off by most Americans as a freak and make her multi dimensional, fascinating and compassionate has done it's job well.