That Thing You Do

   13 June 2005, late morning

That Thing You Do is an enjoyable period piece—the period being the early sixties. The film follows the fast rise and fall of a fictional band called The Wonders. I guess the film is meant to showcase the lives of all the bands that wanted to be the Beatles, but didn’t quite make it. It isn’t a tragedy mind you; everyone gets their happy ending. Tom Hanks wrote and directed the film. I think he did a good job. Though the movie isn’t as meaningful as it could be, I think he does a really good job capturing the spirit of the period. (Well, as far as I can tell, being 25 and all.) Liv Tyler is one of the stars of the film, and is looking hot.

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