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The Skeleton Twins (2014)

 -  Drama  -  12 September 2014 (USA)
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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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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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Milo: Have you read "Marley And Me?"
Maggie: Yeah. It's sad.
Milo: Why is it sad?
Maggie: You don't know what happens?
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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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A Quality Comedy / Drama
10 August 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The Skeleton Twins is an impressive comedy / drama from director Craig Johnson and starring Saturday Night Live regulars Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. It tells the story of two twins who are reunited through an attempted suicide, having not spoken for 10 years. The story explores love, loss, and how, after growing up in a broken home, we cope with the challenges of adulthood in the modern world.

First and foremost, the casting was superb, with brilliant comedic performances from Wiig and Hader, who also bring great depth to their characters. Luke Wilson is also fantastic as the fantasy-football playing jock husband. There are some really great, very funny moments; the chemistry of the two leads really carries the film. There were one or two flaws to the story, but they are few and far between. And although the ending was bit too "Hollywood" and predictable, the charm of the story allows some forgiveness here, and I would definitely recommend this film.


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