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Still shot from the movie: That Thing You Do.

That Thing You Do

When their drummer breaks his arm, Guy Patterson (Tom Everett Scott) is asked to join The Wonders. Picking up the pace of the wannabe band's only song, Guy turns "That Thing You Do" into a hit single, which in turn puts the group on the fast track to rock-and-roll stardom. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: A
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 107
Theater Release: 04 Oct 1996
Video Release: 02 Apr 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

What are the various reasons each of the band members have for wanting to play with the group. What are Faye’s reasons? How do these dissimilar motives affect the way they behave while on tour? How do they impact the future success of the band? Can similar issues plague others who are trying to develop a team spirit?

What are the differences between the way Jimmy and Guy treat Faye? How does this affect her feelings for each of them? Why does it take her so long to notice?

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