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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Be yourself. Allow artistic expression, especially in kids who might seem "different" from others. Follow your passions. Be kind to others. Remember where you came from.
Positive Role Models
The musician is described as goofy and artistic and someone who likes to be authentic. His family supports him and he expresses gratitude for his career and success. He drinks and smokes a lot, and he pushes the camera away regularly.
Post Malone's entourage is mostly male but racially diverse. His audience is also diverse in terms of race, age, and gender.
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Violence & Scariness
Some angry outbursts. Mention of another artist who passed away.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
A song is called "Virgin."
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Frequent use of "f--k," "s--t," "damn," "bitchin," "shove it."
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Products & Purchases
Post Malone merchandise. Clothing and music brands.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults smoke cigarettes and what appear to be joints. They drink alcohol daily and play beer pong. There's talk of being "lit" every night and how tiring that can be.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Post Malone: Runaway is a concert documentary with a lot of drinking and language. The musician is presented as a talented artist who has always been a little bit different and was allowed to express this as a kid. He's grateful for his success and has the support of family. Post and his entourage drink copious amounts of beer and smoke behind the scenes and on stage. They play beer pong regularly and talk about being "lit" every night. Language includes repetitions and variations of the "f--k,", "s--t," "damn," "bitchin," and "shove it." To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
This concert documentary has very little story; come for the music, but don't expect any new insights into what makes this artist tick -- or even basic biographical details. What you do get in Post Malone: Runaway is backstage access, where it appears there's a whole lot of music-making and beer-drinking going on. It's disappointing if you're interested in the person behind the music because a documentary like this offers a celebrity the chance to tell his own story. The fact that he doesn't sends the message that he wants us to only think about his music, in which case, was a movie necessary? In some scenes, he and his entourage push the camera away and he complains he doesn't have privacy. Did the artist even want this movie made? Expect some platitudes about how important music is to the face-tattooed artist, sycophantic comments from handlers, and concert scenes spliced together by song.
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