Monday, September 29, 2014

The Skeleton Twins

Writer/Director Craig Johnson’s The Skeleton Twins is a sad story of two adult siblings, who are still haunted by the suicide of their father.

The film opens with Milo (Bill Hader) slitting his wrists in a bathtub in L.A. while, in upstate New York, his twin sister Maggie (Kristen Wiig) is contemplating swallowing a handful of pills.  She is only stopped by the news of her brother’s suicide attempt.
When Milo, who hasn’t seen his sister in 10 years, comes to New York to live with Maggie and her husband (Luke Wilson), the secrets of both siblings are revealed.

The film is most notable for showing Hader and Wiig can play drama, as well as comedy.  Yet, the best moment is their comic lip-sync parody of a pop song.  You can see a bit of it in the trailer.  In fact, you can see the best-of The Skeleton Twins in the trailer.  Unless, of course, you’re up for a downer.

I give The Skeleton Twins a 3+ out of 5.

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