“I Am Chris Farley” is a loving tribute to a comedian that just dominated his world. It’s hard to say he redefined anything, because that doesn’t feel right. Farley played his material as support and buried himself into the moment. He didn’t try to tweak what was being said, he just existed as a juggernaut of jovial momentum. Whether it’s the Chippendale’s sketch or Tommy Boy, he knew the material and use his body as a weapon.
I love these “I Am” documentaries that keep landing on Spike, but this one felt different. The others had a better sense of history, while so many of the interview subjects in this one are still hurting from the loss. You get the usual sense of Farley’s life with quite a few personal stories. But, there’s nothing new here. Honestly, I feel like a lot of people held back.
The Blu-Ray comes with a featurette about Farley’s siblings and a photo gallery as the special features. The A/V Quality is sharp for a documentary. The 1080p transfer holds up across the board, the same goes for the DTS-HD 5.1 master audio track. Honestly, it’s on par with the past few documentaries. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
Release Date: 8/11/15