I Am Chris Farley

2015 NR 1h 34m DVD

I Am Chris Farley

2015 NR 1h 34m DVD
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Comedian Chris Farley's public persona effectively disguised the inner demons that would lead to the star's fatal drug overdose at age 33. This in-depth documentary offers a revealing look at the fragile soul behind the legendary funnyman's image.
Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Tom Arnold, Bo Derek, Pat Finn, Jon Lovitz, Lorne Michaels, Jay Mohr, Bob Odenkirk, Bob Saget, Adam Sandler, Will Sasso, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Brian Stack, Fred Wolf, John Farley, Kevin Farley
Brent Hodge, Derik Murray
Widescreen 1.78:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that I Am Chris Farley is a documentary about the Saturday Night Live star/comic actor (Tommy Boy), who died of a drug overdose in 1997. The film deals lightly with Farley's excessive drinking and drug use; mostly it celebrates the life of a man who was kind, generous, and very funny. Occasional strong language includes several uses of "f--k," "s--t," and "p---y," and there are some images of drinking. Clips include pratfalls, and it's said that Farley didn't perform them in the proper way but didn't care because he was willing to hurt himself for a laugh. Some sexual innuendo is described, mainly in stories of Farley dropping his pants/showing others his genitals. Teens interested in comedy or acting may be inspired to emulate Farley, but the movie does a pretty fair job of cautioning against drug use and drinking.

Sexual Content

Some innuendo (Farley liked to drop his pants and take his penis out). Woman in bikini.


Physical humor and pratfalls; Farley was willing to hurt himself for a laugh.


Occasional strong language includes "f--k," "motherf----r," "p---y," "s--t," "d--k," "ass."

Social Behavior

Celebrates the comedian's life, praising him for his kindness and generosity and acknowledging the power of laughter -- but also warning viewers about the dangers of drinking and drugs.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

References to alcohol and drugs. Farley, who's described as being "messed up," died of a drug overdose. Brief scenes of drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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