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THAT THING YOU DO!

Director Tom Hanks
Year 1996
Starring Tom Everett Scott, Liv Tyler, Ethan Embry, Tom Hanks, Steve Zahn
Rating PG
Run Time 108min
More Info IMDb

Shades hits the sticks, Jimmy has the voice, Lenny is the jokester on the guitar and....the bass player...plays bass in this Tom Hanks written and directed musical masterpiece of 90s cinema on 60s nostalgia.

They're a rag tag group of college-aged kids in dead end jobs and nowhere to go. Drawn together for a talent showcase at their local college leaves these boys with a simple case of the jitters that sped up a tempo and started a musical revolution that would launch them into the musical stratosphere. Friendships will be tested, relationship could be broken and infinitely listenable ear worms will burrow deep into the recesses of your mind until you succumb to their pop sugary toe-taps in the hopelessly enjoyable and ridiculously rewatchable That Thing You Do!

Released to positive reviews and a modestly successful box office, That Thing You Do! is a passion project that is just as pleasant as the man who made it. The film chronicles the meteoric rise of these four men and show the seedy underbelly of what can happen when fame and ego collide with success and money clouding what's important. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you'll most likely end up singing the title song on repeat until someone punches you. "And if I know you you're doin' that thing, Every day just doin' that thing, I can't take you doing that thing you do!" Bum bum bum PUNCH! (Greg MacLennan)

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