The Skeleton Twins


Action / Comedy / Drama / Romance

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Boyd Holbrook as Billy
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Jennifer Lafleur as Drunk Natalie
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Kristen Wiig as Maggie Dean
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Bill Hader as Milo Dean
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749.30 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 33 min
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1.43 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 33 min
P/S 0 / 4

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by ferguson-67 / 10

Unhappy Twinkies

Greetings again from the darkness. Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell and Luke Wilson ... prepare yourself for 90 minutes of side-splitting laughter! OK, well you can prepare all you want, but you should know that while there are some funny moments, this is one of the bleakest films of the year. Bleak as in achingly painful to watch at times due to the emotional pain most every character experiences.

Hopefully no one stopped reading after "side-splitting laughter" because here is a sampling of thematic elements covered in the film: attempted suicide, suicide of a parent, adultery, sexual abuse of a minor, rampant lying, depression, horrific parenting, drug use, animal cruelty.

If Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig of SNL fame don't spring to mind when considering those elements, please keep an open mind. Both are extremely good (and believable) in their roles as twins estranged for a decade, forced back together after a near tragedy. See, after a miserable childhood, their time apart has prevented both from establishing a strong personal relationship with anyone else. Hader plays a self-professed "gay cliché", while Wiig is pretending to have the perfect suburban life with her gung-ho, always "up", good guy husband (Luke Wilson).

The film's best humor is produced in small moments thanks to the connection between Wiig and Hader. It's definitely not in the almost shameful attempts at crowd-pleasing offered in the SNL-ish scenes of lip-synching to Starship, and over-indulging on Nitrous Oxide at the dental office.

Real emotional turmoil exists in the scenes between Hader and Ty Burrell, and the unnecessary and inexplicable reunion between Hader, Wiig and their mother (Joanna Gleason). Burrell, known for his outstanding "Modern Family" role, is intriguing as a dramatic actor. Looking forward to more of this from him.

The script, co-written by director Craig Johnson and Mark Heyman, really does capture some poignant and dramatic moments, and certainly benefits from the extremely talented cast. Just don't expect that side-splitting laughter ... unless you are susceptible to lip-synching and/or nitrous oxide.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle6 / 10

SNL comedy and a dark dysfunctional family

It's been 10 years since twins Milo (Bill Hader) and Maggie Dean (Kristen Wiig) seen each other. Milo tries and fails to kill himself. The hospital calls Maggie just as she is about to kill herself. He's gay and hounds bookstore owner Rich (Ty Burrell) who has a past with him. She's married to Lance (Luke Wilson) and trying to fit into a normal life. She's taking SCUBA lessons from Billy (Boyd Holbrook) for her honeymoon. Milo surprises Maggie by inviting their mother (Joanna Gleason) for dinner.

There is a basic mismatch. Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig are two of the funniest people around. It starts with a double suicide attempt that is somehow comical. There's a pretty funny 'Marley & Me' bit. It pulls back a little and keeps its dark tones. I just get a sense that these roles don't fit these actors. At least, it's doesn't fit both of them together right now. They have moments of SNL laughter like the farting scenes. Then they slam back to the deep dark depths of their secrets. I wonder if they want to break out of their comedic track, they should do something straight up dark. There is something artificial about these characters. The SNL comedy clash with the serious backstory. I love the comedy and I love the dark story. I'm less convinced of combining both.

Reviewed by kosmasp7 / 10

Tour de force

Siblings understand each other. They love and cherish each other. But they also hate each others guts. It's this notion and many different layers that this plays towards. And while some might have thought that our SNL alumni (male) would not be able to do the transition into film, he proves anyone wrong who thought so. Ms. Wiig already has established herself obviously.

Those two are the running motor in this comedy/drama, that is about life, choices and staying positive. Even when that does not seem possible. Also about love and how to hold onto that (or not). There's one musical number in this that should be able to lift anyones spirit. It's very typical of the structure of the movie. Very well thought of ... as is the dialog

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