That Thing You Do!

Movie review by Heather Boerner, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Sweet, sleepy take on flash-in-the-pan '60s band.

PG 1996 105 minutes

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Fun movie- but watch out for extended version!

A fun family movie for older kids/tweens. Be careful not to get the extended version (like we did- oops!). There is a make out scene in the first five minutes.
age 11+

The sex rating of “not present” for this movie can be a little deceiving...

First of all, there is plenty of deep tongue kissing throughout the movie. But more importantly, the Extended Cut version adds a pretty sexual scene, with Charlize Theron in tiny clothes laying on top of Guy with lots of extra kissing. Later, things get pretty heated between her and the dentist several times, with plenty of innuendo, and the Shrimp Shack Shooters scene on the beach has many scantily clad women. Don’t get me wrong- the Extended Cut is awesome additional footage; way better than I expected, and worth watching. Just be okay with a “1 dot” sex rating, or stick with the theatrical release.

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