Crude, profane and druggy comedy has good music, average script
"Tenacious D in 'The Pick of Destiny' " is a music comedy starring rock band Tenacious D. Unlike in his other movies, Jack Black here plays himself (in an overall VERY fictional story) as the lead singer of his band, which is also known for crude and sexual lyrics. So the viewers who are not familiar with Tenacious D, but only with Jack Black as an actor will be surprised of this side of him. If you like Tenacious D's songs, you will have your fun with this movie, too. The songs are great, featuring three outstanding songs, "Kickapoo" (featuring performances by Meat Loaf and DIO), "Master Exploder" and "Beelzeboss (The Final Showdown)". Also, the short song "Classico" is really funny. Cineastically, the movie is not something special. It features over-the-top crude humour and the plot is rather average. But there are some really funny jokes, too (especially the reference to "Tribute" at the end of the movie that only fans of Tenacious D will get). Anyway, it is an entertaining movie with some great songs, and can be quite a lot of fun. But if you are interested in the music, rather get the album than the movie - you won't miss that much.
Like mentioned above, Tenacious D are known for their crude lyrics. The songs have quite a couple of f-words and sex references. Even the song "Classico", which lasts for 58 seconds only has 11 f-words in its lyrics, and one "s**k my c**k". There is not much on-screen sex/nudity going on: in one scene Jack Black uses his penis to deactivate lasers, we see a really graphic bulge in his pants. While there is no nudity, it looks detailed (Hard PG-13 to R). While performing "Master Exploder" Kyle Gass has a guitar that looks like a woman's spreaded legs and Kyle starts licking on it, a girl in the audience suddenly puts her hand near her crotch, implyingly having an orgasm (PG-13). Overall, the sexual references in the songs are pretty graphic.
The movie has some scenes of drug use - mostly cannabis. Know your child about the drugs, i can't tell you if your kid is endangered to do drugs. In one scene, Jack Black eats mushrooms and hallucinates (he is unknowing of that they cause hallucinations).
There is little violence, nothing too strong. Jack Black dreams of having a gig ("Master Exploder") in which his voice causes several slapstick-like accidents, such as a microphone exploding. In one scene, his voice literally blows someone's mind: we see the top of his head exploding, and a gooey substance splashes onto a girl in the background (PG to PG-13, it looks too comical and fake to disturb or shock viewers). In a parody of "A Clockwork Orange", Jack Black is beaten up by the Droogs (PG-13, it looks worse than it actually is due to the music that is played during this scene).
There are some verbal references to graphic violence.
Overall, since this is a comedy and mature teenagers can make a difference between movies and real-life, it is okay for viewers around 14.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking