I was only 10 years old when comedian Chris Farley passed away in 1997. And I remember that day pretty vividly actually; I read it in the newspaper that morning and then heard it on the news shortly after. Yeah, that’s kind of a reflection of the times, but the death actually shook me. I had seen Tommy Boy already and loved everything about Farley. The movie, and much of the rest of Farley’s work, has aged gracefully for me personally and fans of comedy everywhere.
So naturally, an official Chris Farley documentary is something I’m very interested in, especially considering it took years of work to get approval and everyone together. Below is the first look at the trailer for the doc with the film seeing a theatrical release on July 31st (and a digital download shortly thereafter.)
Cameos and commentary from the likes of David Spade (who has the most heart-wrenching snippet in the trailer), Adam Sandler, Christina Applegate, Dan Aykroyd, Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers, Molly Shannon amongst others. I’m in even more after this first look. R.I.P. Chris.