Thinner is a good reconstruction of a Stephen King novel. On the other hand, we still, from time to time, get the feeling we are watching a made for TV movie. However, the story is simple and effective. The special effects are rare but the makeup is excellent, a characteristic which is even more crucial in this movie because it is what gives it all its credibility.
The gypsy culture is often underestimated nowadays but King has dug up something interesting with this subject. Sadly (or happily for those who donít care), we only get a brief look at their culture. Anyways, the movie isnít centred on them but rather on Billy who does not stop losing weight.
One of the appreciable things this movie has to offer is that we donít get the feeling the ending will be typical. It is a finale that will displease some but, in all honesty, I find it perfect: it is one of those double conclusion where everything ends well, but we are reminded of a forgotten event that causes a troubled ending.