Jessica Chastain is an absolute powerhouse in this biopic of Tammy Faye Bakker, imbuing a sense of the real human being behind the caricature that she became on TV and in the tabloids. Alongside the solid Andrew Garfield as husband Jim, Chastain continues to hold rank as one of the best in the business these days. Kudos also to director Michael Showalter and scripter Abe Sylvia (‘Dead to Me’) for bringing everything together in a complete, wildly entertaining (and ultimately moving) package.

4.5/5 stars