A fat Lawyer finds himself growing "Thinner" when an old gypsy man places a hex on him. Now the lawyer must call upon his friends in organized crime to help him persuade the gypsy to lift the curse. Time is running out for the desperate lawyer as he draws closer to his own death, and grows ever thinner. Written by
Director Tom Holland wasn't happy with the ending; the producers changed the original one (which was faithful to the novel) because every test audience hated it. See more »
When Halleck hits the gypsy in the car, she hits the windscreen and leaves no blood on it, but in the next shot there is blood all over it. See more »
I can't help it, Heidi. All I ever think about is... food!
Well, maybe I can try to help you think about something...
[sticks her hand into Billy's pants]
else. Still thinking about food?
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Anyone who can seriously watch this movie and not take it as a more than just a fun horror romp is reading too much into the name of KING.
Stephen KING has a sense of humor, folks. Otherwise, he wouldn't have concocted such a nutty yarn as this! If you take him absolutely seriously, then you miss a wonderful part of him. Probably the part that I most admire, in secret.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this. The story was fun, the story realistic enough for me. The make-up was fun to look at. The weight loss, the diseases, the violence...it was all so comical, as it SHOULD BE! As a genre, horror is a laugh for me. I haven't been scared or frightened by a movie since "THE SHINING". And of course that was directed by an outright MASTER of the cinema (Kubrick).
So, sit back and think you are watching a light-horror movie...and I promise you it will be fun!
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