Estranged twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront the reasons their lives went so wrong. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.
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It's a Little Miss Sunshine more depressive, easly watched with a lots of (soft) drama. I was expecting more, but the performance of Hader and Wiig is really beautiful. Too bad the movie can't go further, anyway, congrats to the "Nothing gonna stop us now" part.
There was some cliched indie film situations but Hader and Wiig really are the reason this film was enjoyable. I also have added Starship's "Nothings gonna stop us" to my library. Best use of that song since the movie mannequin.
It features a bit too many blank-face-by-the-car-window and underwater-existentialism scenes not to fall into been-there-done-that indie territory, but Bill Hader is awesome and Kristen Wiig does a pretty good job too.
Despite losing its thread in the final act Johnson's 'Skeleton Twins' is one of the most memorable depictions of the sibling bond to come along in some time. Bill Heder and Kristen Whig have a chemistry together that one can totally buy into the relationship on screen here. The little touches of shared feelings, outlooks and humour that siblings share, a shorthand relationship, is thoroughly evident. .oh and Starship
Nice, underscored tone. Too much is played in close-ups, but Wigg and Heder are both committed. A good set-up gives way to a poor, clichéd ending. But there's enough good stuff in here to save it from Total Disappointment status.
Whitman wrote "Do I contradict myself? Very well, I do, I am large, I contain multitudes". Apart from a less-than-satisfying and somewhat rushed ending, "The Skeleton Twins" is an impressive cinematic rendition of an often misunderstood and dismissed state of being. Hader and Wiig's powerful performances, however, generate a relevant emotional upheaval that carries the narrative.