Skeleton Twins (2014)

Estranged twins, Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie (Krsiten Wiig), are reunited after 10 years of separation after Milo tries to commit suicide.  Maggie flies out to L.A. to see him, and invites him to stay with her and her husband, Lance (Luke Wilson) until he gets back on his feet.

When I first saw this trailer at my local theatre (shout-out to you, Ragtag!), I thought that this would be another dorky, SNL-actor filled comedy.  I was pleasantly surprised by how deep the plot went.  Skeleton Twins pegged exactly how it is for arguing siblings to learn to love each other again.

I was mostly surprised by Bill Hader’s performance.  He had perfect comedic and dramatic timing.  Him and Wiig had great chemistry and that showed throughout the movie. Luke Wilson was also hilarious and was an excellent supporting character by acting like the dorky husband.

Even though some parts were slower than other, it was still a great movie to watch on a casual Saturday.  It does deal with issues like suicide and a dysfunctional family, but there are also funny parts like when Milo tries to cheer Maggie up by lip-syncing “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.

Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars


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