The Skeleton Twins
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When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they're at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship. (c) Roadside Attractions

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 87%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""The Skeleton Twins" is a lovingly calibrated mix of heartbreak and hopefulness, guilt and the will to do better."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"If a movie with suicide as a central theme can be deemed funny, then writer/director Craig Johnson has pulled it off, mixing heartache and humor and giving Wiig, especially, the opportunity to shine."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"One of the stand-out indie productions of the year."
‑ Stefan Pape, HeyUGuys
"The actors' skit-honed rapport is magical, not least when hilariously lip-synching Starship's cheesy 1980s power ballad 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' in a rousing blast of sibling solidarity."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"A thoughtful and likeable drama with comic riffs ..."
‑ Brian Viner, Daily Mail [UK]
"Johnson's unfussy direction serves as a fine showcase for the two SNL veterans to demonstrate how their comic shorthand plays equally well in a slightly darker register."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"Even with performers as likable as Hader and Wiig, and characters as likable as Milo and Maggie, sympathy should be earned. Like an cocksure banker, Johnson takes our investment for granted."
‑ John Anderson, Newsday
"By turns, unbearably poignant and laugh-out loud funny, this reveals hidden depths to Hader and gives Wiig a golden opportunity to reveal the subtlety of her range with a knock-out performance."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"Both Wiig and Hader provide highly impressive dramatic performances, while Luke Wilson is consistently amusing as Maggie's relentlessly positive husband."
‑ Stephen Carty, Radio Times
"There is the risk of a credibility gap when charismatic and successful stars play ultra- dysfunctional types. That's why Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig never quite convince as Milo and Maggie, twins on the cusp of middle age."
‑ Geoffrey Macnab, Independent
"The Skeleton Twins is all the better for keeping us guessing as to its intentions, because that makes it more true to life. Sometimes you have to smile through the tears, and vice-versa."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"In a poignant and potentially depressing film, it's redeeming to see that when they are with their kindred spirits, even the saddest skeletons can dance."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Suicide is no laughing matter, but there are some wry smiles in this changeably moody indie-pic about self-destructive siblings."
‑ Mark Kermode, Observer [UK]
"How can you not love something that gives Wiig so much scope?"
‑ Charlotte O'Sullivan, This is London
"The laughs are here, but they are tempered by bruising regrets and simmering grudges in this elegant study of a sibling relationship in crisis."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
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