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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 & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

The Skeleton Twins See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$380,691, 12 September 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,283,379, 19 December 2014
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Shot in twenty-two days. See more »

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Quotes

Maggie Dean: He doesn't deserve a fucking whore as a wife.
Milo Dean: You're not a whore.
Maggie Dean: [interrupts] Oh, really?
Milo Dean: [continues] So don't say that, please.
Maggie Dean: What would you call it, then?
Milo Dean: You're a restless housewife with whore like tendencies.
[Maggie chuckles]
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Features Deadliest Catch (2005) See more »

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All Gold
Written by Alice Russell and Alex Cowan
Performed by Alice Russell
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Nothing's Gonna Stop Them Now (Except for a Gloomy and Overly Symbolic Script)
27 February 2015 | by evanston_dadSee all my reviews

"The Skeleton Twins" has so much raw material to work with that it's nearly tragic it didn't turn out to be a better movie.

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig have a tremendous amount of chemistry as dysfunctional brother and sister who are brought back together by his attempted suicide after years of being estranged. The point of the movie -- which I only know because it was told to me by the film, not because it actually does a good job of conveying it -- is that these two siblings, contentious though they may be, are the best thing for each other, and that their lives are better when they're together than either's is for them when they are not.

I'll have to take the movie's word for it, because Hader and Wiig create such messed up characters that it's utterly inconceivable they could possibly help one another until they've helped themselves. I think we're supposed to think they're likable underneath their gloomy angst, mostly because they burst into spontaneous lip synch performances of 80s movie ballads, but they sure as hell aren't any fun to spend time with. The film drags on and on, giving these two talented comedians virtually no opportunities to be remotely funny, and then forces a completely implausible ending on us that we're supposed to accept as evidence that this particular brother and sister can't live without each other.

The character I identified most with was the one played by Luke Wilson, good guy husband to Kristen Wiig who she and Bill Hader treat like crap. I wanted to ditch the two tortured souls and go have a beer with him instead.

Oh, and the award for most heavy handed symbolism of the year (the goldfish) goes to...you guessed it...."The Skeleton Twins."

Grade: B-


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