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The Skeleton Twins (2014)

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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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Family is a cruel joke.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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11 September 2014 (New Zealand)  »

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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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Early in the film, Maggie (Wiig) and Milo (Hader) discuss the book Marley & Me, the film version of which starred Owen Wilson. Owen's brother, Luke, appears later in this film as Lance, Maggie's husband. See more »

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Maggie Dean: You ruined my marriage!
Milo Dean: What marriage?
Maggie Dean: Fuck you.
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Written by Paul Humphreys (as Paul David Humphreys)
Performed by Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
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No need to get the skeletons out of your closet watching this picture!
20 April 2015 | by (Miami, Fl) – See all my reviews

Make no bones about it, the indie comedy-drama "The Skeleton Twins" is a nice little picture about two depressed siblings who reunite after not seeing each other for 10 years, and let's just say that the skeletons soon start coming out of their closets as they reveal much about themselves. The film stars SNL alumnus Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as Milo and Maggie. Milo is a struggling actor in Los Angeles who unsuccessfully attempts suicide in the film's opening scene. That near death experience brings him to reunite with his estranged sister Maggie who takes Milo to her hometown New York, so he could be in a New York state of mind. Anyways, Maggie is no bright chip of the old block either. She is unhappy in her marriage with a caring, devoted husband. She cheats on her husband and is taking birth control pills behind her husband's back. Maggie is one skeleton twin that is bad to the bone. The performances from Hader and Wiig were outstanding, and it was what brought the film to life. I also thought Luke Wilson was brilliant as Maggie's husband Lance. However, I was not too enamored with Craig Johnson's direction and screenplay of the movie. Too me it was a bit uneven and it might have needed some bare bones exuberance to the filmmaking of "The Skeleton Twins". But I am still recommending this movie as a solid viewing, and no joints are even required to get a semi-cinematic high watching "The Skeleton Twins". *** Average


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