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That Thing You Do!|Tom Everett Scott
That Thing You Do!
Tom Everett Scott and Liv Tyler
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Overview

A cautionary pop fable following the meteoritic rise of "The Wonders," a fictitious foursome during the early days of pop-rock fandom. When jazz drummer Guy Patterson fills in for a session with a friend's band, a hit single is born and the smalltown boys find themselves riding a rollercoaster of success, guided by the opportunistic hand of a smooth-talking record label agent. Fun, cheerful, and innocent. Hanks' directorial debut. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song ("That Thing You Do").

Awards:

Main Cast & Crew:
Tom Hanks - Director
Tom Everett Scott
Liv Tyler
Johnathon Schaech
Steve Zahn
Ethan Embry
Charlize Theron
Alphonse Mouzon
Howie Long
Tom Hanks
Obba Babatunde

Details

    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-ray (Widescreen, Dolby, AC-3, Digital Theater System, Dubbed)
  • Run Time: 108
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 024543861102
  • Genre: COMEDIES
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) ((Parental Guidance Suggested))
  • Release Date: April 2013

Movie Reviews

Synopsis:
Set in the 1964 and steeped in Americana, this film chronicles the meteoric rise -- and equally quick demise -- of a music group called The Wonders. The talented musicians start out playing in neighborhood joints. That changes after they meet a shrewd record executive, who advises the boys on how to dress, act and sing. Soon their song, "That Thing You Do," hits #1, and the group is on top of the world. Unfortunately, the song is The Wonders's only hit. And that's just one reason why the group's collapse happens so quickly...

Notes:
Theatrical Release: October 4, 1996 Shown at the 1996 Toronto Film Festival. Co-produced by Clinica estetico, in association with Clavius Base. Color by DeLuxe. Additional cast: Charlize Theron (Tina) and Chris Ellis (Horace)

Reviews:
"...A brightly entertaining blend of humor and heartbreak..." - 10/17/1996 Rolling Stone, p.141-2


"...Lovingly crafted....Sly irony..." -- Rating: A- - 11/01/1996 Entertainment Weekly, p.49


"...An immensely likable, sweet-natured tale....The quartet of band members is credibly and winsomely played with standout work from the handsome Scott..." - 09/23/1996 Variety


"...Tom Hanks understands likable....Everett Scott is appropriately handsome and charming....Hanks and company allow us to dream..." - 10/04/1996 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


"...It remembers with great warmth a time and a place..." - 10/04/1996 Chicago Sun-Times, p.31


4 stars out of 5 -- "A real feelgood movie..." - 08/01/2007 Ultimate DVD, p.111

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