That Thing You Do!

This film was Tom Hanks directorial debut which "recounts a fable of a pop rock band formed a year after the Beatles took America by storm in early 1964. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson, unhappily toiling in the family appliance store, is recruited into the band the Oneders (later renamed the Wonders) after regular drummer Chad breaks his arm. After Guy injects a four/four rock beat into lead singer Jimmy's ballad, the song's undeniable pop power flings the Wonders into a brief whirlwind of success, telling the tale of many American bands who attempted to grab the brass ring of rock and roll in the wake of the British Invasion." (Imdb)

I recall this film being a lot of fun to watch and the song which gets played various times throughout the film as it climbs the charts, doesn't get repetitious but infectious! I don't always choose films from these era but it was a great visit to the Sixties!






Starring left to right:
Tom Hanks, Johnathon Schaech, Liv Tyler, Ethan Embry, Tom Everett Scott and Steve Zahn


3 comments:

  1. I love this film!

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  2. I, too, was shocked that I didn't get sick of the song--only loved it more!

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