MOVIEmeter
Top 500
Up 213 this week

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 7,996 users   Metascore: 74/100
Reviews: 33 user | 134 critic | 32 from Metacritic.com

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

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 26 Aug 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Skeleton Twins (2014)

The Skeleton Twins (2014) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Skeleton Twins.

User Polls

2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

When their father passes away, four grown siblings are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens.

Director: Shawn Levy
Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A romantic comedy about an Englishman brought in to help unmask a possible swindle. Personal and professional complications ensue.

Director: Woody Allen
Stars: Colin Firth, Emma Stone, Marcia Gay Harden
I Origins (2014)
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A molecular biologist and his laboratory partner uncover evidence that may fundamentally change society as we know it.

Director: Mike Cahill
Stars: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey
Obvious Child (2014)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time.

Director: Gillian Robespierre
Stars: Jenny Slate, Jake Lacy, Gaby Hoffmann
Tusk (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When podcaster Wallace Bryton goes missing in the backwoods of Manitoba while interviewing a mysterious seafarer named Howard Howe, his best friend Teddy and girlfriend Allison team with an ex-cop to look for him.

Director: Kevin Smith
Stars: Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment
Still Alice (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a devastating diagnosis, Alice and her family find their bonds tested.

Directors: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Stars: Julianne Moore, Kate Bosworth, Shane McRae
The Good Lie (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Sudanese refugees given the chance to resettle in America arrive in Kansas City, Missouri. where their encounter with an employment agency counselor forever changes all of their lives.

Director: Philippe Falardeau
Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Arnold Oceng, Ger Duany
St. Vincent (2014)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young boy whose parents have just divorced finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the misanthropic, bawdy, hedonistic war veteran who lives next door.

Director: Theodore Melfi
Stars: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two men, six meals in six different places on a road trip around Italy. Liguria, Tuscany, Rome, Amalfi and ending in Capri.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rosie Fellner
Nightcrawler (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran.

Director: Dan Gilroy
Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
Frank II (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.

Director: Lenny Abrahamson
Stars: Michael Fassbender, Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal
The Mule (2014)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A first time drug mule is caught by law enforcement.

Directors: Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson
Stars: Hugo Weaving, Angus Sampson, Leigh Whannell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
Judy
...
Carlie
...
Dr. Linda Essex
...
...
...
Eric
...
Cullen
Jennifer Smith ...
Bar Woman
...
Store Manager
...
Security Officer
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Family is a cruel joke See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

|

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 September 2014 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

The Skeleton Twins  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$5,279,678 (USA) (12 December 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader's third film together after Adventureland (2009) and Paul (2011). See more »

Quotes

Milo Dean: Look, it had nothing to do with you.
Maggie Dean: That is bullshit. You're my brother. And we're supposed to be there for each other. And if you don't get that by now, then, I don't know, I guess I'll talk to you in another ten years.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Film 2014: Episode dated 5 November 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Swampy Romp
Written by Peter Neff, Warren Giancaterino
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


18 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
hard to like either character shoutingagain
depressing movie lippyloo42
The ending lauribader23
How 'limited' of a release are we talking about here? SweepTheLeg32
Awards Contender? deeday41
Seriously could be twins raeschultz1311
Discuss The Skeleton Twins (2014) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?