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'I Am Chris Farley' Trailer Brings Fond Memories and Goes Viral

By    |   Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 09:10 AM

The trailer for the documentary "I Am Chris Farley," on the comedy star who died of a drug overdose at 33, is evoking fond memories many years later – and has gone bonkers online with more than a million views on a Facebook page and another 488,000 on YouTube.

"I Am Chris Farley" is scheduled to debut in theaters on July 31, according to BuzzFeed News, with a mixture of childhood home videos from Wisconsin to takes from his "Saturday Night Live" performances and interviews.

 


Farley, who turned his "Saturday Night Live" antics into Hollywood career with comedies like "Tommy Boy," "Black Sheep" and "Beverly Hills Ninja," was found dead in Chicago after overdosing on drugs Dec. 18, 1997, according to Biography.com.

"In "I Am Chris Farley," the actor and (the) comedian's friends and family look back on the highs, like his enduring legacy, and the lows like his struggle with fame," wrote BuzzFeed's Jaret Wieselman. The BuzzFeed Facebook page was getting the trailer action.

Variety said the documentary was acquired by Virgil Films with plans to distribute it nationwide, including a video on demand release and rollout on Spike.

"The film, directed by Brent Hodge and Derik Murray, includes interviews with Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Molly Shannon and David Spade," wrote Variety's David McNary. "The filmmakers included interviews with Farley's four siblings, including his brother Tom Jr., who wrote the biography 'The Chris Farley Show: A Biography in Three Acts.'"

Esquire said the interviews examined the pressure Farley faced attempting to be funny while he battled his own personal demons.

"You can't walk around being funny all the time," Bob Odenkirk said in the documentary. "You have to be yourself sometimes, and you have to be alone sometimes."

The trailer received a positive response on Twitter.


 



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The trailer for the documentary "I Am Chris Farley," on the comedy star who died of a drug overdose at 33, is evoking fond memories many years later – and has gone bonkers online with more than a million views on a Facebook page and another 488,000 on YouTube.
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