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By Liz Perle, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Gripping anorexia docu; watch with your kids.

Movie R 2006 102 minutes
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Unflinching and incisive, Thin is an emotional journey through the world of eating disorders that provides a greater understanding of their complexity. It encompasses not just issues about food, body image, and self-esteem, but also a mix of personal, familial, cultural, and mental health concerns. It is an unparalleled portrayal of women caught in the grips of a compulsive disease for which they would be willing to die. The film won the best feature-length documentary award at the London Film Festival and competed in the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: November 9, 2006
  • On DVD or streaming: November 21, 2006
  • Cast: Polly Williams
  • Director: Lauren Greenfield
  • Inclusion Information: Female directors
  • Studio: HBO
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 102 minutes
  • MPAA rating: R
  • MPAA explanation: content
  • Last updated: April 1, 2022

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