That Thing You Do! Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 6278

Average Rating: 2.5/4

# of Ratings: 135

Theatrical Release Date: 10/04/1996

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG

Director: Tom Hanks

Actors: Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Johnathon Schaech, Steve Zahn, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks

Plot: The meteoric rise and falling out of The Wonders, a band out of Erie, Pennsylvania following the British Invasion in 1964. -- Chris Kavan

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Unknown - wrote on 11/29/2011

Cheery coated comedy that works most of the time.

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mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/28/2011

A fun comedy that provides a clever take on Beatlemania with a catchy and harmony-rich song the Fab Four easily could have written. Tom Hank anchors the film with a snarky performance. The movie does go for the easiest digs at the music industry, but it's light-hearted and well-executed enough to be enjoyable.

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Allison - wrote on 12/21/2007

An ok film that revolves around music. This film always made me suspicious of Liv Tyler's acting talents.

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A movie about a One Hit Wonder you can watch once

The M.O.W. - wrote on 08/01/2008

"The One-ders," later named "The Wonders," are a garage band with big dreams, and they become a reality. But can they go through with what every band eventually goes through?

The movie pretty much nails the 1960s. From the sets to the wardrobe, you pretty much feel like you have been transported to to the era.

Then there is the characters -- none of which I could identify with. There was no depth to them in my opinion, and they all seemed pretty one-dimensional. The script was pretty much the same way.

The performances from the cast were fine, but they were handed a pretty weak script that just didn't give the cast the opportunity to shine. None of them stood out in my opinion, even Tom Hanks, who also directed.

There was some drama in this film, but nothing really stood …

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