That Thing You Do!

That Thing You Do!
That Thing You Do!
  • NR
  • 2h 27m
  • 1996
Certified Fresh93%
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Set in 1964, the film stars a talented group of newcomers as The Wonders, a fictional rock band that embarks on a humorous journey when its hit song rockets to the top of the charts. Traveling cross country from spaghetti joints to state fairs, The Wonders land a record deal, a manager, a trip to Hollywood and an extraordinary look at the halcyon days of rock and roll.
© 1996 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh93%
Critics Consensus: A light, sweet, and thoroughly entertaining debut for director Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do! makes up in charm what it lacks in complexity.
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Hollywood Reporter
Duane Byrge
Fresh

The chief wonder of this rock 'n' roll cast is Tom Everett Scott, whose easy charisma, dreamy smil...

June 25, 2017
Washington Post
Desson Thomson
Fresh

First-time writer/director Tom Hanks stays about a half-beat ahead of the cliches with rim shots o...

June 21, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Fresh

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sweet, sleepy take on flash-in-the-pan '60s band.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that aside from a few curse words and some drinking, this film offers little that would offend parents. The band's manager gives them beers in the afternoon, and Guy gets drunk at a jazz bar, but pays for it the next day with a hangover. Jimmy humiliates his girlfriend in front of everyone.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:October 4, 1996
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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