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That Thing You Do! (1996)


A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

That Thing You Do! (1996)

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Released Year: 1996
Runtime: 108 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directors: Tom Hanks

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A Pennsylvania band scores a hit in 1964 and rides the star-making machinery as long as it can, with lots of help from its manager.

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Reviews


80
The New York Times - Elvis Mitchell
Mr. Hanks's debut feature, written and directed with delightful good cheer, is rock-and-roll nostalgia presented as pure fizz.
80
Washington Post - Unnamed
It doesn't overreach, doesn't cannibalize some obvious predecessors and doesn't try to drown its story about innocent music of the early '60s in the troubled waters of music in the '90s.
78
Austin Chronicle - Unnamed
In his first effort at directing a feature film, Hanks chooses his material wisely and writes it with witty, beguiling charm.
75
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert
The movie may be inconsequential, but in some ways that's a strength. Without hauling in a lot of deep meanings, it remembers with great warmth a time and a place.
75
Rolling Stone - Peter Travers
Hanks works like a sketch artist feeling his way before attempting a large canvas. His material is slight, but his writing and directing have an unforced humor and an unhurried grace that suggest he may be a natural.

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