I Am Chris Farley
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.
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NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; additional featurettes; photo gallery.
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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 kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it