Monday, 6 October 2014

THE SKELETON TWINS

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship. -- IMDB

Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) haven't seen each for a decade. While Maggie is attempting suicide by swallowing a handful of pills, she is interrupted by a phone call telling her of Milo being admitted to hospital following his suicide attempt. Maggie heads off to the hospital where the twins reestablish their relationship with all the challenges that brings. I've only ever seen Kristen Wiig in comedy until now. In this drama, shot through with some profound humour, she is excellent. So is Bill Hader. Together, they perform roles that are funny, tender, provocative and moving. What a delightfully thoughtful movie! Covers familiar ground but the performances of the two stars make this story fresh and engaging.

****

 

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