That Thing You Do! ★★★½

A feel-good light comedy, 'That Thing You Do!' is a pretty solid directorial debut from Tom Hanks. It's fairly predictable from start to finish but what might set this apart from all the others is its undying charm. The movie has remarkable focus, careful period detail, and a lovely cast that rarely strikes a false note. Each of the young (and attractive looking) actors involved is very engaging, especially Tom Everett Scott and Liv Tyler.

And 'That Thing You Do!' - the song - is one pop masterpiece. You'll never be able to get that damn song out of your head!

HBO Max.