That Thing You Do! ★★★½

First viewing in 20+ years and I watched the long version this time. If ever a film needed to be the equivalent of a spritely 2:52 pop single, it's this one. That said, there's nothing really _bad_ in the restored scenes. They just make the whole thing baggy. (Best addition: It's strongly suggested that Hanks' character is involved with a man in a sports car played by Howie Long.) For all the film's smoothness it does feel true to the experience of those who bubbled up briefly in the years after the Beatles but couldn't find a way to go the distance. Also: Tom Everett Scott's obviously done fine for himself but it's strange he didn't become a bigger star.