That Thing You Do!
1996 - Rated PG (MPAA)
Release Date: 04/02/2013
Original Language: N/A
Time: 108 mins.
Label: 20th Century Fox
Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: "Feel Alright" music video The Wonders! Big In Japan! The story of The Wonders Making That Thing You Do! That Thing You Do! reunion HBO First Look: The Making Of That Thing You Do! Dual Layer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround - English Dolby Digital 5.1 - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
A cautionary pop fable following the meteoritic rise of "The Wonders," a fictitious foursome during the early days of pop-rock fandom. 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. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Song ("That Thing You Do").
"...A brightly entertaining blend of humor and heartbreak..." -- Peter Travers , (Rolling Stone)
"...Lovingly crafted....Sly irony..." -- Rating: A- -- Lisa Schwarzbaum , (Entertainment Weekly)
"...An immensely likable, sweet-natured tale....The quartet of band members is credibly and winsomely played with standout work from the handsome Scott..." -- Emanuel Levy , (Variety)
"...Tom Hanks understands likable....Everett Scott is appropriately handsome and charming....Hanks and company allow us to dream..." -- Kenneth Turan , (Los Angeles Times)
"...It remembers with great warmth a time and a place..." -- Roger Ebert , (Chicago Sun-Times)
4 stars out of 5 -- "A real feelgood movie..." -- Paul Spragg , (Ultimate DVD)