That Thing You Do! (1996) Poster

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MPAA Rated PG for some language

Sex & Nudity

  • 60s style background dancers present in some of the band's performances. Crop tops accentuating breasts, tight pants.
  • (Extended cut only) A woman says "I've never seen anything swell up so fast" talking about a broken arm. Another man tells her boyfriend not to take offense to that.
  • Man tells a woman, "I had my first boy-girl was for a picture of you on a record cover."
  • A man likens his experience with a woman to "coyotes howling."
  • [Extended cut] A man and woman lie together kissing on a couch. She is on top of him. He plays with her bra strap. It is a long scene. He suggests doing something "special" but she tells him she's going home.
  • (Extended cut only) A woman is slapped on her bottom by her boss.
  • Extended cut only) A woman lies in bed covered by a sheet while a man wearing an undershirt stands next to the bed.

Violence & Gore

  • A boy breaks his arm, it is not shown until it is in a cast and sling.
  • A girl talks about punching another girl.
  • A fight breaks out during one scene - no close ups of fighting - just of people pulling each other off. The "riot" is discussed in the following scene.


  • 1 use of crap, bloody, son of a gun, friggin, christ, oh my goodness, shut up and dang 2 uses of hell and ass 1 paired with hole 5 uses of oh my god
  • Mild name calling and a few uses of ass/asshole/hell

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several scenes of people drinking out of brown bottles.
  • There are a few references to beer.
  • Some scenes take place in bars.
  • A man is seen holding an unlit cigar in his mouth.
  • People are seen smoking several times.
  • A few people are shown drunk.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Sex & Nudity

  • A Playboy bunny is mentioned.

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