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I Am Chris Farley

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Joyous docu celebrates comedian's life; some edgy stuff.

Movie NR 2015 94 minutes
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Judging by the talent who showed up for this documentary, it's obvious how beloved Farley was; even if it skirts over some of the more unpleasant details of his life, this is a joyous celebration. Famous folks like Dan Aykroyd, Adam Sandler, Bob Odenkirk, Mike Myers, David Spade, and Saturday Night Live creator/producer Lorne Michaels all turn up to sing Farley's praises. The refrain is that he was the funniest person they ever knew and that working with him was unforgettable.

Female interviewees like Bo Derek, Christina Applegate, and one-time girlfriend Lorri Bagley add dimensions when they talk about Farley's gentle, childlike nature and his kindness. (Apparently, his dream was to become famous enough to be able to cheer up sick kids in the hospital.) Farley's family agrees on his unquenchable energy and enormous appetite for life, which eventually led to drugs. The details of his addiction and overdose are mildly glossed over, but clips of Farley in his prime still have the power to crack us up.

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