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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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$2,323,837 (USA) (26 September 2014)
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Anna Faris was cast in the lead role as Maggie but after a long time in development she was replaced by Kristen Wiig. See more »

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When Milo visits Rich's home and is standing at front door, there appears to be a snowstorm swirling outside. Later that evening when he is on the roof looking at the town below, there is no snow on ground. See more »

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Milo: Have you read "Marley And Me?"
Maggie: Yeah. It's sad.
Milo: Why is it sad?
Maggie: You don't know what happens?
Milo: No, that's why I'm reading it. What?
Maggie: Nothing.
Milo: Does the dog die at the end?
Maggie: No. I didn't say that.
Milo: [sighs] Maggie, I know the dog dies. Everyone knows the dog dies. It's the book where the dog dies.
Maggie: I see you're getting your sense of humor back.
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Amazing on all levels. Bill Hader is fantastic
27 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Skeleton Twins tells the story of two estranged twins, Maggie and Milo and the hardships that come with their lives. To start off, this film is one of the best films of the year, hands down. Bill Hader and Kristin Wigg prove that they are not only talented comedic actors but excellent actors all around. Coming off of their Saturday Night Live days, this film is proof that these two have more to offer than sketch comedy. The story, while dark and dreary, still manages to score some great laughs. Despite a huge theme being suicide and the reasoning behind why one would take their own life, it manages to keep the material light but still packs some heavy emotional punches in certain scenes. A film that can balance something as serious as suicide while still making you laugh is an accomplishment in its own right, in my opinion. There is only so much I can say about the story without giving too much away, but I will say that it is as close to perfect as a film can get. The actors are stellar all around the board, made up of Wigg, Hader, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrel, this cast is utterly fantastic. Luke Wilson steals the show in scenes with Hader but what Hader does with his character is takes something very two dimensional on paper and transforms it into something provocative and sharp, it would not surprise me if an Oscar nomination comes his way for this. Kristin Wigg is on point as Maggie, commanding the screen with the perfect balance of comedic sharpness and dramatic pull. She is a marvel in this film and should also get some sort of recognition for this. Overall, I cannot praise this film enough. It is sharp, witty, dramatic, funny and heart warming. It is the feel good movie that you'll walk out of and want to see it again as soon as possible.


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