Friday, May 8, 2015

The Skeleton Twins (2014)

Director: Craig Johnson

Stars: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

Maggie and Milo are twins that have been estranged for the past ten years. Milo is in L.A.,  and Maggie is still in their hometown in New York. While Maggie is about to take a handful of pills, she gets a call from a hospital where Milo has cut his wrists and survived. Milo stays with Maggie and her husband. Maggie is in a marriage with she has nothing in common with. Milo looks up his high school teacher that he was sleeping with. They both have to figure out how to help each other and themselves.

This movie is not a comedy, but that is how it is presented. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are both known for their comedy skills, but in this movie they both had to act. They nailed their roles. This movie is nothing but a more serious drama. These characters start at one point and then slowly go downward. This is not the happiest of movies.

This movies takes a look at the lives of fraternal twins that are both dealing with severe depression. Their father took his own life, so they both look at in doing the same. Her husband is the upbeat positive side of their relationship. You know, a more normal person. Milo is dealing with the fact that his life is going nowhere.

This is a really good movie. It is not what you think it is going to be. It is not a funny movie at all. I think you should give it a chance though. The acting was really good in the movie. Enjoy.

The Skeleton Twins (2014) Trailer

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