We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Liam Lynch (2006)

90min
15 Certificate
Watchlist
ADVERTISEMENT

Review

Our Score
Jack Black's twin careers as actor and rock musician merge in this fantastical tale of his band's humble beginnings and the search for the demonic guitar pick that will turn them into rock gods. He's joined in his quest by fellow Tenacious D band member Kyle Gass, and ropes in cameos from real-life rock gods Meat Loaf (as his dad), Ronnie James Dio (as his heavy metal muse) and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters (as Satan!). If those names mean nothing to you, then this is probably a movie to miss. But if they do, or if you're a Jack Black fan, then this may well float your boat. It's an over-the-top and endearingly self-indulgent slice of Spinal Tap-style self-mythologising that sadly, after a wildly funny start, rather runs out of comic steam.

Summary

A would-be rock star flees his repressive Christian father in search of stardom, teaming up with a laid-back guitarist along the way. However, for the duo to become the rock gods they are surely destined to be, they must find a magical guitar pick that gives its owner unprecedented musical prowess - a quest that leads them to a confrontation with Satan himself. Comedy, starring Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Meat Loaf, Dave Grohl, Tim Robbins, Ben Stiller and John C Reilly.

Cast & Crew

JB Jack Black
KG Kyle Gass
Lee JR Reed
Security guard 2 Fred Armisen
Security guard 1 Ned Bellamy
Ronnie James Dio Ronnie James Dio
Bud Black Meat Loaf
Lil' JB Troy Gentile
Truck stop waitress Amy Poehler
Open mic host Paul F Tompkins
The Stranger Tim Robbins
Guitar store dude Ben Stiller
Drunk frat dude Colin Hanks
Satan Dave Grohl
Director Liam Lynch
see more

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Entertainment Guidance: Swearing, sexual references, drug abuse. Available on: Available on DVD Released on: 24 Nov 2006

Comedy

Have Your Say What did you think of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny?

view all comments (0)