The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins

DVD - 2014
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Maggie and Milo are estranged twins who are reunited after ten years of being apart. Follow their unforgettable journey to reconnect, as they realize that the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.
"This is a smart movie. Wiig gives maybe the most impressive performance of her career, and Hader is equally good."--Richard Roeper
"Hader and Wiig give rich, nuanced performances that reflect the chemistry the two actors honed together from their years on Saturday Night Live."--San Francisco Chronicle
"One of the better movies to come along this year."--Los Angeles Times
Publisher: [United States] : Lionsgate, 2014
Edition: Widescreen
Branch Call Number: FIC Skele
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: OFRB rating: 14A
Ontario Film Review Board - 14A rating

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Loge99
Feb 13, 2019

Interesting movie, a bit on the down side with main characters considering and attempting suicide. But the scene with Bill Hader dancing to the Starship tune "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now" was really amazing. It revealed the emotional state of both characters so much better than any dialogue could have accomplished. Truly was an exceptional highlight.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Apr 18, 2018

Eventually I broke down and figured Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig had to make for a decent flick. I was right. Watchable, decent. Nothing more, nothing less. Maybe a bit better than that. Interesting moments, fun story, but just slightly above the level of a mediocre movie.

Also noticed the Duplass brothers played a role in the making of this- makers of one of my all-time faves "Jeff, Who Lives At Home." Jason Segel and Ed Helms create a much more compelling and joyful narrative than "The Skeleton Twins", but again, without grudge I did soak in the full 90 minutes and I wasn't bored or anything, so I can't complain.

Get the picture? (Lol, not sure if that was a decent review or just way too repetitive. Thank you for reading. Been reviewing Library flicks for years now, always found it fun. Shout out to YOU, the reader. Thanks for following my Library reviewing career.)

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gingin1972
Jan 31, 2018

Total crap! Don't waste your time!

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ownedbydoxies
Apr 01, 2017

We both enjoyed this one, which surprised me because you'd think since each of the twins is sometimes suicidal, the subject matter is a little bleak. But there are also some very funny bits which lightened the bleakness a little, and I found the characters multi-layered and interesting and the acting very good. I agree, though, that the film isn't for everyone.

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kdeoak
Feb 07, 2017

I should have read thecomments before taking this movie home. The cover of the dvd seems to indicate a comedy but it is definitely not! Seriously depressed siblings who continually make poor life choices. The comedic parts, well especially the laughing gas scene - pffft - puerile.

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Jodi13
Jan 11, 2017

Depressing, and not in an interesting or entertaining way, just depressing.

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Matinee
Jan 11, 2017

I enjoyed this movie, but many people will not. Expect a drama with some funny moments rather than a straightforward comedy. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are very believable as estranged twins with a lot of issues. I liked their performances and Luke Wilson's a lot. Without giving anything away, I will say that this movie lost me a bit with its ending; I probably would have rated it as great if the ending had been more believable. Its director's next movie is Wilson, which was filmed in and around the Twin Cities and will be released in March 2017. I recommend The Skeleton Twins for fans of independent films. The movie is rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use.

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BlueSparkleEyes
Aug 17, 2016

Depressing family with congenital suicidosis. Belly-button gazing galore.

britprincess1ajax Apr 12, 2016

THE SKELETON TWINS exceeded my expectations by a landslide. Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are perfect together, their bottled-magic chemistry spot-on for siblings who find solace in each other. With such a natural conversational flow, I wonder how much was penned in advance and how much was ad libbed. The central characters are flawed, horribly dysfunctional but trying to function nonetheless, which is more realistic than cookie-cutter images that damage the self-esteem of an audience who can't relate. A little more broken than the norm but working back to happiness, this dynamic duo clash with the supporting cast, especially the glowing ball of happiness that is Luke Wilson. I won't ruin the details of this film since it's well worth the watch. It boils down to a slice-of-life film about . . . well, life. Shining the light on familial imperfection, THE SKELETON TWINS is harsher and more adult than flicks like LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE or PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER but in the same vein. I truly enjoyed it and definitely recommend it.

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66healey
Jan 14, 2016

I liked it. A story about a couple of sibling wingnuts, like "skeletons" in the family closet. Not a true comedy, altho it has its' moments, but a rather painful acknowledgement of the dysfunction that exists in a lot of families. In fact, probably most families, just not necessarily to this extent. Worth a look.

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petearballo
Jan 18, 2015

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