A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
No real positive messages.
Positive Role Models
No real role models.
Violence & Scariness
Brief shots of fist fights between audience members at some shows. Footage of injured fans being lifted through the crowd to paramedics. In one scene, bodyguard shown carrying an assault rifle.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Brief references to sex in song lyrics.
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Constant profanity, in nearly every scene. "F--k," "motherf--ker," "N" word frequently used. "S--t," "bitch," "goddamn."
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Products & Purchases
This is a promotional video of Travis Scott, his musical career, and the release of his album Astroworld.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Marijuana smoking. Cigarette smoking. Some drinking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly is a documentary about Scott's rise to the top of the musical landscape and the release of his 2018 album Astroworld. Expect constant profanity, including "f--k," "motherf---er," and the "N" word. People are also shown smoking pot and cigarettes and drinking. In concert footage, fans get into fistfights; some get injured and are lifted by the crowd to waiting paramedics. One of Scott's bodyguards is shown walking behind him carrying an assault rifle. The documentary also covers Scott's Houston roots, his humble beginnings, and testimonies from devoted fans who discuss how much his music has helped them through difficult times. That said, this is ultimately little more than a promotional video for Scott, his music career, and Astroworld. 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 documentary is best for superfans of the rapper. Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly shows Scott at a particularly high point in his life: the birth of his first child, performing for thousands of rabid stage-diving fans, performing at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show (even if the criticism of many for doing so in light of Colin Kaepernick's accusations of endemic racism in the NFL is largely glossed over), completing the album Astroworld, earning three Grammy nominations for Astroworld, and being presented with the key to the city of his hometown of Houston by the city's mayor. It's a lot of winning, to be sure.
There are also moments throughout that seem, intentional or not, like nods to other star performers in their documentaries. Scott prays backstage before the show like Madonna in Truth or Dare, berates the stage crew like Beyoncé in Homecoming, tries to calm a violent crowd like Mick Jagger in Gimme Shelter, toys with fans like Bob Dylan in Don't Look Back. Maybe this proves that there's really nothing new under the sun, the beat goes on, etc. Perhaps, but none of this really makes the documentary feel like anything but an extended propaganda film/promotional video. And even with the moments of showing Scott's humble beginnings and his professed love of his fans, it's hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over the documentary's "saddest" moment -- when Scott goes 0 for 3 in Grammy nominations for Astroworld. The ultimate takeaway, for those who aren't already fans, is a prefab glimpse into yet another self-involved superstar.
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