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The Skeleton Twins (2014)

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Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

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After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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$380,691 (USA) (12 September 2014)

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$5,283,379 (USA) (19 December 2014)
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Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig have worked together many times before. In addition to the many seasons of "Saturday Night Live" that they worked on simultaneously, at the time this movie was filmed, they had already appeared in over half a dozen films in common, including Adventureland, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Paul, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, The Brothers Solomon, and Her. See more »

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Milo Dean: Fucking people.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Hader/Hozier (2014) See more »

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Life Is For Living
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Warm and Enjoyable offbeat comedy
23 May 2015 | by (London,United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Twins Milo and Maggie have not seen each other for ten years then Maggie gets a call to say her estranged brother is in hospital after a failed suicide attempt.

She goes to see him out in L.A. and brings him back to New York. There he gets to confront his past, their joint histories and whatever the future may hold. This is essentially them getting to know each other again after such a long hiatus and in doing so holding up a metaphoric mirror to each other.

Now this started out a bit slow but once it picked up it is really engaging. Bill Hader as Milo manages to capture the complexities of some one full of life's disappointment but still with reserves of joy that just need tapping. Kristen Wiig plays his sister who has more layers than an onion in terms of how she juggles her various needs. In other words they are both just really human with the same frailties we all have. This is a comedy but it is somewhat dark and often wry but I still found this to be extremely enjoyable for all that – recommended to those who like an offbeat comedy.


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