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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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$5,158,985 (USA) (7 November 2014)
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Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig previously worked together in Saturday Night Live (1975). 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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Wiig and Hader break free of their SNL image to deliver outstanding dramatic performances
12 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this movie was surprisingly refreshing as Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader both deliver outstanding performances as Maggie and Milo respectively.

When the twins Milo and Maggie both survive their suicide attempts experiences on the same day, they are reunited after a ten year estrangement and begin to rekindle their sibling bond in the face of the paralyzing dramas that have overtaken their lives.

This film was the perfect blend of comedy and drama that affirms Wiig and Hader as more than just sketch-comedy actors. They're both phenomenal in this movie and have an unparalleled on-screen chemistry. Luke Wilson also does a superb job as Lance.

I thoroughly enjoyed this film and how it can seamlessly blend very depressing topics like parental abandonment, sexual abuse, suicide, and adultery with just the right amount of comedic relief. It reminded me a lot of something like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind which I also found extremely refreshing, though this movie obviously isn't a sci-fi.

The Skeleton Twins is a superb contribution by director Craig Johnson, and is a definite must-see in my opinion. Hader and Wiig's performances are not to be missed!

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