The Skeleton Twins

The Skeleton Twins
  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 31min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Craig Johnson
  • Written by: Mark Heyman/Craig Johnson
  • Cast: Kristen Wiig, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook
  • UK release: 7 November 2014
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Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

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A brother and sister with much emotional baggage try to reconnect.

When a failed suicide attempt lands aspiring actor Milo (Bill Hader) in the hospital, his long-estranged twin sister, dental hygienist Maggie (Kristen Wiig), invites him to recuperate at her house. Milo finds he's still obsessed with a former boyfriend who is sending mixed signals. Meanwhile, the depressive Maggie is prone to cheating on her cheerfully attentive husband (Luke Wilson). Saturday Night Live alumni Hader and Wiig shine in this funny, bold and bittersweet comedy-drama.

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The Skeleton Twins

20 Jun 20143 stars

Nicely-balanced comedy drama starring SNL alumni Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig

This nicely-balanced comedy drama probes the fraught but loving bond between twin siblings Milo and Maggie, played by Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. He’s a lost soul whose dreams of stardom have staled into waiting tables; she’s a smalltown dental…

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