I Am Chris Farley

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7.41 h 35 min2015NR
Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I AM CHRIS FARLEY tells his hilarious, touching and wildly entertaining story - from his early days in Madison, Wisconsin, and at Marquette, through his work at Second City to his rapid rise to the top of the comedy world on "Saturday Night Live" and in hit films like TOMMY BOY and BLACK SHEEP.
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Derik MurrayBrent Hodge
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Christina ApplegateTom ArnoldDan Aykroyd
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Documentary
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English [CC]
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English
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Supporting actors
Bo DerekPat FinnJon LovitzLorne MichaelsJay MohrMike MyersBob OdenkirkBob SagetAdam SandlerWill SassoMolly ShannonDavid SpadeBrian StackFred Wolf
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Derik Murray
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Virgil Films
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4.7 out of 5 stars

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David MacpheeReviewed in the United States on September 13, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Warm heart gone too soon.
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This film is wonderful but hard to watch. Chris came onto SNL while I was in Los Angeles finishing music school so I associate Him with the best years of my life.It really took me back the day I heard The radio dj (while nearly breaking down), announce that Chris had passed. I had to pull the car over. It just sucks. We need Him more now than ever in this world that gets a little darker every day. This situation still really takes the wind out of my sails even 18 years later. Everyone interviewed loved Chris and that was really nice. Nobody tore Him apart because He had a problem. If you love and miss Chris you should watch this film but it is a little sad. Don't get me wrong, I laughed...until I cried. They describe at the end that Chris had no mold. Just comets and stars and light. Ironic that the comet Hail-Bop (spellcheck), was in orbit and visible the year Chris died. It was probably just his ride. RIP Chris. You are one of those magic lights that go out too soon.
10 people found this helpful
Sony_XLReviewed in the United States on November 1, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
nice documentary
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This is a nice documentary about Chris Farley. It takes his life chronologically. It shows an idyllic upbringing with his loving family. He's definitely the class clown. Then it's on to Second City and Saturday Night Live. All the great comedians tell wonderful stories about him. It's a lovely fun time. The last act has more about his addiction problems. It's not hidden in the movie but it doesn't dwell on it. It's probably the only glaring thing missing. It doesn't so much gloss over Farley's problems as much as explain it away. After the midway point, a tougher documentary would have zeroed in on his addictions. It takes the material with a lighter touch. It's to be expected with a film that has the full cooperation of his family and friends.
5 people found this helpful
barbara seratingReviewed in the United States on December 2, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
Chris Farley a talented troubled star with an extremely low self image. He lost his life to extreme substance abuse.
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It is a sad but true story of a very talented young comedian who battled with substance abuse and extremely low self esteem. It was hard to watch such a talented rising star going down a very slippery and deadly slope. It was well narrated by his brother and friends and coworkers. I heard about Chris at our Thanksgiving dinner this year and really did not watch him. I did want to watch the documentary to get to know who Chris was and how her performed. This is an excellent documentary for those of you who followed Chris's career and loved to watch him. I learned a great deal of information and was devastated to learn that he died way before his time. This is a must see documentary for his fans.
Steven M. WalkerReviewed in the United States on September 28, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Made me Emotional.
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I grew up with talking to my friends on Monday mornings in High school about what Chris Farley had done on SNL, that last weekend. I saw some new sketches, namely 'DANTÉ' which I've not seen prior. The special in Xtras Section sheds some bright light on his Family, Hometown, & Upbringing. Brought so much Joy to everyone around him. The drug & Alcohol abuse was downplayed, (BIGTIME). Never get why they do that in documentaries. Obviously he died at 33-from Speedballs. It's like a Taboo Subject. I purchase these Discs to know UNknown things about his past and final hours. Strange how they all keep that under wraps. It is what it is
5 people found this helpful
Christina W.Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
This was an interesting, but superficial, look at ...
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This was an interesting, but superficial, look at the career of Chris Farley. Overall, the story is much more positive than negative. One really interesting aspect was all the stories from other comedians; it was so clear what kind of impact he had on their lives. However, having also read the book, "The Chris Farley Show" [[ASIN:B00164X2OK The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts]], I was surprised by what was sort of glossed over in Chris' life--namely his father and his drug/alcohol use. Therefore, I think if you've read the book, "I am Chris Farley" might be enjoyable, but not necessarily memorable.
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WILLIAM TReviewed in the United States on October 27, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful tribute to a wonderful comic and person,
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Well done, very insightful. Chris Farley's loss is really, really sad. I loved his humor and genuine compassion. We have all been deprived as a result of his loss. Deprived of great fun from a truly great performer. The world really was a better place with him in it, we will have to be content now with knowing he was here.
AngelaReviewed in the United States on July 10, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Wonderful documentary
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This was an emotional documentary that highlights a prolific comedian from the generation that brought us the ‘bad boys of snl’. This allowed the public a small insight into the man who was Chris Farley.
Mr. GReviewed in the United States on August 21, 2015
3.0 out of 5 stars
funny and a real shame he died the way he ...
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Ok, but disappointing. It's mainly short clips of friends/celebrities saying that he was special, innocent, funny and a real shame he died the way he did. It does a decent job of career history and showing performance clips. However, no in-depth insight as why he developed self-image or addiction problems. No mention whatsoever of drug issues until the last 10 min of the documentary. Too many allusions to incidents that are not explained. For example, Mike Myers talks about a time where he tried to talk sense to Farley after some apparent bad incident, but no description of the incident is given. Also, a friend of Farley's says he remembers signs in high school of problems (presumably drugs) but no description given. It just seemed to lack serious substance.
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