That Thing You Do!

That Thing You Do!

DVD - 2007
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Appliance salesman Guy Patterson fills in for an injured drummer when the band The Wonders competes in a talent show. After Guy injects a Merseybeat rhythm into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the group into a brief whirlwind of success.

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iloveseaotters
Nov 19, 2019

I love this movie! Who cares if the title song repeats itself throughout most of the film? It's a movie about the rise and fall of a band who only had one hit. Tom Hanks did an amazing job writing this movie and the cast is great. I like that they are relatively new (to me anyway, with a few exceptions) and that they had to learn to sing and play like a real band. Did I mention that the music is amazing?

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MrsNikki
Mar 02, 2019

big fan of the original version

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kmobuckeye
Feb 21, 2019

Catchy tunes!

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tenet
Jan 03, 2019

Rated 6/10. A bit above average. It was fun, but the story got a bit repetitive. Very average acting.

The scenes in the appliance store seemed quite authentic, with period appropriate pieces in the shop.

I predicted the outcome of the band, early on, knowing that the songwriter would become unhappy with the direction of the way things were going for the band.

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MsPoppy
Feb 13, 2018

This is the extended version of “That Thing You Do!” It was fun. I’ve seen the theatrical version of the movie so many times, that I can run the dialog as I’m watching it :). This version has almost 45 minutes added by the director, Tom Hanks!
Not much that changes the plot, but fun anyway. I’m really glad I looked for and patiently waited for it. If you’re a big fan of the original version, this will be like a dollop of whipped cream on top, not really necessary, but yummy anyway.

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Les_J
Jan 20, 2018

Fun movie about a 1960s American rock n roll band. Steven Tyler's daughter looks good in it. Good music like early-mid period Beatles.

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gingin1972
Feb 13, 2017

Pretty good movie but not much action! Kind of boring at times!

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readyrisa
Sep 06, 2016

Wow! AWESOME movie!!!! Fun and energetic!

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DollyWannaCracker
Dec 06, 2015

This is one of my very favorite movies. The actors, the story line, the dialogue, the songs (!), all meld into perfection. Good job, Tom Hanks!

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Cyborg_Kid
Nov 19, 2011

Really well done little movie. Especially enjoyable for folks who remember the 60s and 70s.

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DollyWannaCracker
Dec 23, 2015

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DollyWannaCracker
Nov 18, 2014

Faye to Jimmy:
"Shame on me for kissing you with my eyes closed so tightly."

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