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The Skeleton Twins (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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Craig Johnson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Hader ... Milo Dean
Kristen Wiig ... Maggie Dean
Luke Wilson ... Lance
Ty Burrell ... Rich
Boyd Holbrook ... Billy
Joanna Gleason ... Judy
Kathleen Rose Perkins ... Carlie
Adriane Lenox ... Dr. Linda Essex
Sydney Lucas ... Young Maggie
Eddie Schweighardt ... Young Milo
Paul Castro Jr. ... Eric
Benjamin McGowan ... Cullen
Jennifer Smith Jennifer Smith ... Bar Woman
Genevieve Adams ... Store Manager
Truck Hudson ... Security Officer
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Storyline

After ten years of estrangement, twins Maggie and Milo coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong. As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize that the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Family is a cruel joke.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 September 2014 (New Zealand) See more »

Also Known As:

The Skeleton Twins See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$380,691, 14 September 2014

Gross USA:

$5,284,309

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,776,640
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Many viewers were surprised at the dark and dramatic nature of this film, since it starred noted comedic actress and actor Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader. See more »

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Quotes

Maggie Dean: He doesn't deserve a fucking whore as a wife.
Milo Dean: You're not a whore.
Maggie Dean: [interrupts] Oh, really?
Milo Dean: [continues] So don't say that, please.
Maggie Dean: What would you call it, then?
Milo Dean: You're a restless housewife with whore like tendencies.
[Maggie chuckles]
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Soundtracks

All Gold
Written by Alice Russell and Alex Cowan
Performed by Alice Russell
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An amazing mix of comedy and drama from two Saturnday Night Live alums
15 September 2014 | by bbickley13-921-58664See all my reviews

Laughing at the pain of two siblings who unknowingly attempt to kill themselves at the same time, reunite due to this tragedy after ten years of non-communication.

With Kristen Wig in the movie, I was expecting to laugh, but I think the best laughs came from Bill Hader. His role as Milo, A gay actor who's life is know where near what he expected in high school, sets us on a whirlwind of emotions as he tries to cope with being back home after being away for so long.

Luke Wilson's supporting role as a the likable husband to Kristen Wig's character also gave me a big chuckle as well.

Rounding out the cast is Ty Burrell, best known for his role on Modern Family. It was cool to see him do something out of Type.

It was weird laughing at people with such messed up lives but some say this is the secret to great comedy, that it comes from a dark place. The filmmakers were able to show light coming from this darkness and it was well played in a way that made the twin's issues relateable to us.

It was a great drama with a lot of comedy in it, A must see.


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