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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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Craig Johnson
4 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Hader ... Milo Dean
Kristen Wiig ... Maggie Dean
Luke Wilson ... Lance
Ty Burrell ... Rich
Boyd Holbrook ... Billy
Joanna Gleason ... Judy
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Carlie
Adriane Lenox ... Dr. Linda Essex
Sydney Lucas ... Young Maggie
Eddie Schweighardt ... Young Milo
Paul Castro Jr. ... Eric
Benjamin McGowan ... Cullen
Jennifer Smith Jennifer Smith ... Bar Woman
Genevieve Adams ... Store Manager
Truck Hudson ... Security Officer
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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The scene in the dentist office was improvised. See more »

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[All goofs for this title are spoilers.] See more »

Quotes

Maggie Dean: [Slightly drunk] Stop trying Judy. Stop trying. There are worse things than being a shitty mother.
Judy: [looking embarrassed and close to crying] So... if you've finished... vomiting all over me
[nervous laugh]
Judy: I'll just say er thank you for dinner and er Milo thank you for the invitation
[Milo looks over at her]
Judy: and I'm sorry that I've ended up being so toxic. I just want you both to know...
Maggie Dean: [Turning away] oh my god.
Judy: ...I'm sending you the light... when it lands.
[leaves]
Milo Dean: [Taking a drink of wine] Well at least ...
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Soundtracks

Don't Fight
Music & Lyrics by Donnie Charles Emerson (as Donnie Emerson)
Performed by Donnie Charles Emerson and Joseph Glen Emerson (as Donnie & Joe Emerson)
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Hadar and Wiig exceed expectations.
8 December 2014 | by Sergeant_TibbsSee all my reviews

Always given the bit-part characters in the great Apatow comedies of 6 or 7 years ago, it was a mistake of mine to never take Bill Hadar or Kristen Wiig seriously. Sure, Wiig showed some dramatic weight in Bridesmaids, but that was a light comedy after all. The Skeleton Twins is a lot darker, looking at suicide and failure. Wiig and Hadar's conviction really elevate the material here, especially the latter as her gay brother Milo. Their chemistry is predictably a joy to watch. I just wish I related to it more. I could empathize to a point but I didn't identify with it. It's a little difficult to feel too much sympathy for characters who spend the film feeling sorry for themselves and putting themselves into situations that hurt them. Nevertheless, the consequences the film explores are heartbreaking and authentic, especially the confrontations in its final 20 minutes. It has a lovely visual style to go with the mood with a soft washed out look paired with a great soundtrack, especially a memorable lip syncing scene that whisks you away with it. Perhaps it's too familiar or too irreverent for its own good, but it's certainly a good effort from everyone.

7/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$380,691, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$5,284,309

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,776,640
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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