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.
Lots of sexual innuendo; almost all song lyrics are about sex. Not much actually shown.
One cartoonish scene in which a man smashes things with a cricket bat.
All major curse words used during conversations, mostly when people are angry.
While the band members are comically tragic failures, they do pursue their dreams. And nobody engages in anti-social or criminal behavior.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Smoking, some casual drinking. Lots of references to drugs and alcohol.