That Thing You Do
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.
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.