That Thing You Do

Theatrical Release: December 17, 1996
DVD Release: December 17, 1996
That Thing You Do
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Synopsis

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.

Dove Review

Lighthearted fare about four musical lads in the mid sixties as they rise to the top with their one hit. That Thing is downright upbeat. And a “clean” film. The few objectionables are there simply to get a PG rating. Why? Unfortunately, Hollywood fears no one would attend a G rated movie. A sad commentary.

Content Description

1 obscenity; a couple mild expletives; a scene in a bar has the lead inebriated, with a very friendly waitress coming on to him, but there are no sex scenes; other sexuality is implied rather than forced onto the audience; a rock and roll song is recorded in a church, but no disrespect is shown - in fact, a verse is quoted, revealing at least one member of the band is familiar with the Bible

Info

Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 108 min.
Industry Rating: PG
Reviewer: Phil Boatwright