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That thing you do! – The Wonders

I was going to say this sounds like the Fountains of Wayne, and lo and behold it was written by their bassist. I once thought it was entirely Tom Hanks’ brainchild – the movie, the music, the love and care behind it all. It turns out i was wrong. I do have a very distinct memory of him singing and playing this song on Oprah and thinking, at once, he was a really talented guy and that this guitar business maybe wasn’t that hard after all.

This is a good movie, right? As in almost perfect, five stars good? It’s been at least 10 years since i’ve last seen it, but i remember liking it so much, grouping it with other perfect movies of mine: The Hairy Bird, Pleasantville, Welcome to the Dollhouse, Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion, The Ice Storm, Bottle Rocket, etc. And Liv Tyler is in it. There’s some rose tint. A trip to the video store, then!


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