This Is Spinal Tap

1984 R 1h 22m Blu-ray / DVD

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This Is Spinal Tap

1984 R 1h 22m Blu-ray / DVD
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Rob Reiner's cult satire about a fictional heavy metal group named Spinal Tap spoofs nearly every facet of rock 'n' roll -- from vacuous modern songwriting and half-baked album promos to over-the-top pyrotechnic-filled concerts.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
CC
Yes
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Spinal Tap is a fictional band, and Rob Reiner's classic "mockumentary" about them highlights their failure. There are moments when the language gets a bit heavy with curse words, but they tend to be short and sporadic. Violence and sex are almost non-existent except for the songs, which tend to be heavy with sexual innuendo. Lots of references to drugs and alcohol. But much of the humor will go right over younger kids' head.

Sexual Content

Lots of sexual innuendo; almost all song lyrics are about sex. Not much actually shown.

Violence

One cartoonish scene in which a man smashes things with a cricket bat.

Language

All major curse words used during conversations, mostly when people are angry.

Social Behavior

While the band members are comically tragic failures, they do pursue their dreams. And nobody engages in anti-social or criminal behavior.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smoking, some casual drinking. Lots of references to drugs and alcohol.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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