The photograph on the cover of the I Am Chris Farley documentary was also the cover used on the magazine Entertainment Weekly (EW) in 1998 for the Chris Farley tribute. (The Last Days of Chris Farley. #413, January 9, 1998) See more »
Doesn't really go beyond the surface but still entertains
A documentary on the comedian Chris Farley's life with interviews with fellow comedians and friends like David Spade, Christina Applegate, Mike Myers, Tom Arnold and Dan Aykroyd and others.
It also has Chris siblings, most notably Kevin Farley in it to provide stories of what Chris was like growing up.
Although it entertains and occasionally gets emotional when you see a hardended cynic like David Spade become emotional and having a hard time speaking it does feel like a very sugar-coated version of Chris' life.
It doesn't really speak much of Chris' hardships and why he became an addict and any real bad things that he did (which I imagine he did do as we all do) and it pretty much paints him out as a saint clown with self esteem issues.
Now I'm not saying that he wasn't a lovely guy, I'm sure he was, but there is a constant sense of "they're holding something back to save the memory of Chris Farley".
It's also very simple in it's structure, it has a couple people talk about Chris as a child to Chris getting into acting and Chris on the set etc etc, no fancy cuts or effects, more like a memoir collection than a full on documentary where you get to know the man up close and personal.
But still, worth the watch for sure, especially if you're a Chris Farley fan.
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