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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Milo Dean
... Maggie Dean
... Lance
... Rich
... Billy
... Judy
... Carlie
... Dr. Linda Essex
... Young Maggie
... Young Milo
... Eric
... Cullen
Jennifer Smith ... Bar Woman
... Store Manager
... Security Officer
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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$380,691, 12 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,283,379, 19 December 2014
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2.35 : 1
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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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Maggie Dean: You ruined my marriage!
Milo Dean: What marriage?
Maggie Dean: Fuck you.
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Features Deadliest Catch (2005) See more »

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Denis
Written by Neil Levenson
Performed by Blondie
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An amazing mix of comedy and drama from two Saturnday Night Live alums
15 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Laughing at the pain of two siblings who unknowingly attempt to kill themselves at the same time, reunite due to this tragedy after ten years of non-communication.

With Kristen Wig in the movie, I was expecting to laugh, but I think the best laughs came from Bill Hader. His role as Milo, A gay actor who's life is know where near what he expected in high school, sets us on a whirlwind of emotions as he tries to cope with being back home after being away for so long.

Luke Wilson's supporting role as a the likable husband to Kristen Wig's character also gave me a big chuckle as well.

Rounding out the cast is Ty Burrell, best known for his role on Modern Family. It was cool to see him do something out of Type.

It was weird laughing at people with such messed up lives but some say this is the secret to great comedy, that it comes from a dark place. The filmmakers were able to show light coming from this darkness and it was well played in a way that made the twin's issues relateable to us.

It was a great drama with a lot of comedy in it, A must see.


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