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

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$5,283,379 (USA) (19 December 2014)
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The ring tone on Kristen Wiig's phone is the theme song to the show Growing Pains. See more »

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Milo Dean: Have you read "Marley And Me?"
Maggie Dean: Yeah. It's sad.
Milo Dean: Why is it sad?
Maggie Dean: You don't know what happens?
Milo Dean: No, that's why I'm reading it. What?
Maggie Dean: Nothing.
Milo Dean: Does the dog die at the end?
Maggie Dean: No. I didn't say that.
Milo Dean: [sighs] Maggie, I know the dog dies. Everyone knows the dog dies. It's the book where the dog dies.
Maggie Dean: I see you're getting your sense of humor back.
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Hadar and Wiig exceed expectations.
8 December 2014 | by (Suffolk, England) – See all my reviews

Always given the bit-part characters in the great Apatow comedies of 6 or 7 years ago, it was a mistake of mine to never take Bill Hadar or Kristen Wiig seriously. Sure, Wiig showed some dramatic weight in Bridesmaids, but that was a light comedy after all. The Skeleton Twins is a lot darker, looking at suicide and failure. Wiig and Hadar's conviction really elevate the material here, especially the latter as her gay brother Milo. Their chemistry is predictably a joy to watch. I just wish I related to it more. I could empathize to a point but I didn't identify with it. It's a little difficult to feel too much sympathy for characters who spend the film feeling sorry for themselves and putting themselves into situations that hurt them. Nevertheless, the consequences the film explores are heartbreaking and authentic, especially the confrontations in its final 20 minutes. It has a lovely visual style to go with the mood with a soft washed out look paired with a great soundtrack, especially a memorable lip syncing scene that whisks you away with it. Perhaps it's too familiar or too irreverent for its own good, but it's certainly a good effort from everyone.

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