I Am Chris Farley

I Am Chris Farley

DVD - 2015
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A documentary film that will tell the bittersweet story of one of the most innovative comedians who ever graced the stage, screen and television, before his untimely death from a drug overdose at the tender age of only 33. Immortalized for his uniquely bold, energetic, and in-your-face comedic style, Chris Farley's off the charts talent cemented his place as a key player in a movement that evolved and redefined the comedic genre.
Publisher: New York, NY : Virgil Films, [2015]
ISBN: 9786316107558
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE I
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
widescreen (16:9)
video file,DVD video,region 1
Notes: Special features: 30 minutes of The Farley brothers reliving childhood stories, and never before seen family photo album


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Jun 04, 2018

Before his death in 1997 at the age of thirty-three corpulent comedian Chris Farley, already enjoying celebrity status from his run on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, was poised for a Hollywood career—but like countless shooting stars before him he succumbed to those temptations which accompany fame and money. In Brent Hodge and Derik Murray’s respectful yet patently lightweight documentary we are familiarized with Farley’s outrageous antics (he liked to expose himself at inopportune moments among other things) but come away knowing precious little about the man behind the characters. Relying almost solely on a few minutes of home movie footage, a prolonged interview on the David Letterman show, some film and SNL clips, and a stable of talking heads who all assure us he was a really cool guy while delicately skirting around his fatal Achille's Heels (drugs, alcohol, overeating) the directors offer up a surface sketch of a troubled clown with only the haziest of lines separating substance from facade. I admit to never being a fan of Chris Farley’s brand of noisy slapstick and this documentary failed to move me in either direction.

PimaLib_WilliamB Feb 26, 2016

Lightweight story about comedy actor Farley, as seen in footage and photos and told mostly lovingly from his family and some of the actors and friends who knew him. Though fun, is hardly a deep revealing look at Farley's downfall, and serves to mostly gloss over his talent and sweet nature. Not half bad but not a repeat viewing.

Nov 19, 2015

I knew he was super funny but I didn't realize how truly talented Chris Farley was - I thought this was a great film and really enjoyed seeing Chris and learning about his background and family - it is unfortunate that he is no longer with us

Nov 07, 2015

Is Chris funny? I never thought so. I didn't warm up to the "12 year old bathroom - I'm sensitive" humour that he spewed out in junk like Billy Madison, Blacksheep, and (ugh) Tommyboy. It's a decent doc but kind of glosses over the fact that he was a screw up. It doesn't dig deep enough - I think we got the myth instead of the man.

real_thing Oct 30, 2015

CHRIS FARLEY's the man. Saterday Night Live (S.N.L)

MrDrProfessorPatrick Oct 10, 2015

I always loved Chris Farley, but now, I love him even more. More than a talented comedian, he was an incredibly kind, caring, and loving person. This world lost a real treasure in 1997.

Sep 24, 2015

Entertaining behind the scenes look at a talented comic who died too soon. Lots of interesting family vignettes, and stories by his 4 brothers & sister, one of whom became a comic and has a real resemblance to Chris. Footage of some of his funniest bits from SNL and films enliven the proceedings, but it's hard to get past his tragic self-inflicted end.

KittyMoonshine Aug 22, 2015

Great doc on Chris. I learned many things I did not know about him. Seems like a well-liked guy who had some demons he could not kick.


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