Retro Review: That Thing You Do

Everybody loves a good retro movie and this gem is everything you could hope for in a music, comedy, drama film. But is it worth watching? Well, that is why we are here.

Retro Review: That Thing You Do!

In this article we are going to talk about everything you need to know about this movie. So that you can decide whether it is worth watching or if it is appropriate for your children to view. 

So, without further ado, let us get started!

What Is The Story?

This story begins with a pop rock band that formed one year after the Beatles became one of the most popular bands in America. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson finds himself toiling in a family store.

One day he is recruited into a band called the Oneders. The story centers around Guy’s journey and life with this band as they attempt to grow in popularity in the wake of the British Invasion. 

The Cast

The cast of a film can be a huge proponent in helping you to decide if a film is for you. That is why we have listed the main actors of this film for you to peruse. Let’s take a look at who has a part in this amazing movie. 

  • Guy Patterson Played by Tom Everett Scott
  • Mr. White Played by Tom Hanks
  • Guy Played by Tom Everett Scott
  • Lenny Haise Played by Steve Zahn
  • Jimmy Mayyingly Played by Johnathon Schaech 
  • Faye Dolan Played by Liv Tyler
  • Tina Played by Charlize Theron
  • Chad Played by Giovanni Ribisi
  • Troy Chesterfield Played by Peter Scolari

This cast is pretty impressive if you ask us. There are many famous faces you are bound to recognize in this fantastic film. 

What Do Parents Need To Know?

This section is for the parents and the people that are a little more sensitive to some types of content.

We are going to talk about whether this film contains profane language, sex, nudity, substance abuse, violence, gore, or any other frightening material. 

This film has been rated PG in the United States, so bear that in mind when you stick this film on. With all of that being said, let us dive right in and get started!

Sex And Nudity

The sex and nudity is mild in this film. There are scenes that contain sexual references or jokes. There are also a few scenes where there is kissing and insinuation that there would be sexual intercourse.

In this film there is no real nudity, the worst you will see is a woman in bed covered with a sheet. You cannot see much of anything in this scene. 

Violence And Gore

There is no depiction of violence and gore in this film. There are some suggestive conversations and events that occur but you do not really see any violence except when a fight breaks out.

However, there are no closeups of this scene so you do not see much of anything. 

Profane Language

The profane language in this film is very mild. Anything you hear is considered to be mild cursing or mild name-calling. None of which is extreme.

But for those of you that are sensitive to some blasphemous language then this film may not be suitable for you. Just bear in mind that this language is sparse and infrequent. 

Substance Abuse

This film only has mild alcohol, drug, or smoking content. There are a few cases where people drink alcohol or visit bars. Aside from the drinking and bar scenes there are some depictions of characters smoking and being drunk.

If this is something that you do not want to expose yourself or your children to, this may not be the ideal film for you. That being said, it is all extremely mild and should not be influencing.

Most scenes like that are meant for characterization, emotional depiction or for comedic moments. 

Frightening Or Intense Scenes

This film does not contain any frightening or intense scenes. This is according to IMDb, but there may be scenes that we did not think to be intense here. But there is nothing mentioned about this film containing anything intense or frightening. 

Our Opinion

We really enjoyed this film. It is a refreshing 90s movie that has aged well. The story is quite simplistic, but the characters are played in such a way that helps you to connect to them. It is the kind of feel good film that you will happily show your friends. 

Final Thoughts

We hope that you have enjoyed reading this article and learning about whether this movie is suitable for you to watch. It is a funny, dramatic and the music is pretty fun.

So, if this sounds like the kind of movie you like, make sure to watch it. If you are not sold…still go and watch it…you are bound to change your mind once you get started!

If you liked this article, you might enjoy our post, ‘Retro Review: Congo‘.

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