I Am Chris Farley trailer reveals lots of laughs and a few tears, because this comedian offered both. The upcoming trailer features the biopic that promises an emotional look of late the actor, according to The Huffington Post.
The trailer also reveals that there are far too many great talents who have left us all too soon. Farley brought fame to himself and that can be a hard thing to tame.
These are the talented actors who seek satisfaction that can sometimes only last so long until their looking for other outlets, like drugs or alcohol, to keep that emotional and mental high going. Such was the success and ultimate tragedy of Saturday Night Live cast member.
The I Am Chris Farley trailer doesn’t show much of that angle, but the life and legacy of the late comedy star is examined, featuring interviews with those who knew him best. Fellow SNL stars like Mike Myers and Adam Sandler chime in, comedians like Bob Odenkirk and Bob Saget reminisce, and his best friend and frequent co-star David Spade has plenty to say too.
If you’re a fan of Farley, this one is going to be tough to watch without shedding a tear or two with a bittersweet tribute. The trailer starts light, recalling all the hilarity that Chris brought to Saturday Night Live with characters like Matt Foley, motivation speaker and his heart attack-having Superfan.
Jay Mohr, Christina Applegate and Tom Arnold provide insight into his greatness and the energy you felt whenever he was around.
But then we get into the other Farley stuff. Other SNL alums like Dan Aykroyd talk about the difficult of dealing with the level of fame that Chris attended in such a short period of time.
Bob Odenkirk talks about the pressure that Chris felt to be the life of the party and be funny all the time. Things get really personal with insight from his brother Kevin Farley too, and even Lorne Michaels makes an appearance to talk about the comic he discovered from Wisconsin.
Farley, as John Belushi did before him, fell victim to the spotlight and we lost a great comedic talent who could have continued to do great things. The “I Am Chris Farley” looks like it will be a touching, bittersweet reflection on the hurricane of hilarity that was the comedian, complete with never before seen footage from Second City and other performances, featuring the actor doing what he does best.
The I Am Chris Farley trailer hits home into a lot of things, but it doesn’t reveal everything that the new documentary. It hits limited theaters on July 31st and VOD and DVD on August 11th.