“The Skeleton Twins” Movie Review

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Maggie Dean (Kristen Wiig) is just about to swallow a handful of pills when her cell phone rings.

the skeleton twins blogShe answers it and finds out that her brother, Milo (Bill Hader), is in the hospital after slashing his wrists.

Maggie travels to visit her brother even though the two of them have not talked for 10 years.

When he recovers sufficiently to travel, Maggie and Milo go back to Maggie’s house in NY, their hometown. Maggie’s husband, Lance (Luke Wilson), welcomes the long missing Milo with open arms. And Milo hooks up with an old teacher/lover, Rich (Ty Burrell).

But all is not rosy.  The twins have been irrevocably screwed-up thanks to their father’s suicide, when they were 14, and a shit mother. Although they love each other, Milo is still battling with being a failed actor (“I am the one who peaked in High School”) while Maggie has a wonderful husband who she cheats on constantly (“You can’t fuck your troubles away”).

“The Skeleton Twins” is brutally realistic in it’s depiction of life. Not everyone is happy and not everyone is famous or rich. Life is a struggle and you can either tough it out, or leave it like their father did. But, they have each other.

Not for kids as this movie deals with adult themes that most kids less than 30 have no idea about. Life is not easy, and no, you can’t conquer it. You have to learn to live it….bumps and all. Or get out early.

Kristen Wigg and Bill Hadar are tremendous, the pacing is perfect, and the ending is terrifying.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this on Netflix. Thank you, Ryan!

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