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  • Summary: A documentary about the life and times of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 1 out of 29
  1. 91
    A hilarious, sad and sometimes-inspiring documentary directed by Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, the film is an all-out Tammy valentine -- campy, dramatic and, of course, makeup-smeared. And better than any melodrama you'll see this year.
  2. It contains nary a dull moment.
  3. It's a tale of survival and kitsch that will win you over.
  4. 75
    All in all, she comes off as quite a complex creature.
  5. (To be) thoroughly enjoyed as a privileged look at one of the loopiest of late 20th century lives.
  6. Cannot help but be merely another debacle that Tammy Faye will survive, eyelashes and integrity intact.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. PeteyA.
    Sep 6, 2006
    8
    I rented this on Netflix expecting very little but was pleasantly surprised. I don't think it's for everyone...I think it I rented this on Netflix expecting very little but was pleasantly surprised. I don't think it's for everyone...I think it definitely has a "gay" appeal, though I don't know if I can exactly articulate why (other than RuPaul's narration and a cameo by Jim J. Bullock!). I did appreciate that the filmmakers did not come to "bury" televangelism and the only person really vilified in the movie is Jerry Falwell and not Christians in general. And the old footage of Tammy singing and her sock puppetry is a hoot! Expand

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