THE WEBER MOVIE COUNTDOWN

THE GOAL FOR 2018: 200 MOVIES WATCHED BY MIDNIGHT NEW YEAR'S EVE!  (AFTER TOPPING OUT AT 194 in 2017)

CAN HE DO IT?

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I AM CHRIS FARLEY (2015)


#96 of 2015 is this year's documentary I Am Chris Farley which is so lovingly rendered that it seems more like a memorial than a documentary. Family and friends tell stories and recount the former SNL star's vulnerability and larger-than-life performances and his genuine sweetness and kindness to everyone. You will be totally involved in this film as it tells its story but afterward you'll realize the nasty stuff, the constant relapses after constant rehabs, are a very tiny part of this film. Which makes the man more fondly remembered but also colors this documentary as very light. I'm glad I watched it but the picture it paints is incomplete.

TLA one-word review: enlightening