The Skeleton Twins: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Hannah Aven Guarin | 2 years ago
The Skeleton Twins: Synopsis and Review [WATCH VIDEO]

“The Skeleton Twins” is a drama comedy film directed by Craig Johnson, which has co-written with Mark Heyman. The film opens on Sept. 12, 2014. Its cast members include: Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Bill Hader, Joanna Gleason, Adriane Lenox, Boyd Holbrook and Kathleen Rose Perkins. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) “The Skeleton Twins” synopsis and review.

“The Skeleton Twins” Synopsis:


The film opens with Milo (Hader) committing a suicide. Maggie (Wiig), his twin sister, receives a phone call informing her about the suicide attempt of her estranged twin. After ten years of separation, Maggie flies to Los Angeles to convince her brother to move in to New York with her and her husband Lance (Wilson).

Maggie has no idea that Milo is stalking his first love (Burrell). Not only that, Milo is also hoping for a second chance with him. On the other hand, Maggie is enjoying the attention she is getting from her scuba instructor (Holbrook). She confesses to Milo about her problem of conceiving a child.

As the twins get along, their closeness is rekindled as they share one’s joys and pains.

“The Skeleton Twins” Review:

As of this writing, the critics from Rotten Tomatoes have given the film a 100 percent, while 99 percent of the moviegoers would like to see it.

Variety’s George Berkshire praised the film for the knockout performances of actors Hader and Wiig as estranged twins.

“If Hader has the benefit of slightly more screen time, Wiig is no less impressive as a woman quietly falling completely apart,” wrote Berkshire in Variety.

Meanwhile, David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter noted in his review how the film, even if bittersweet, managed to come up with scenes that can make the audience smile.

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There you have it for “The Skeleton Twins” synopsis and review. It opens in theaters on Sept. 12, 2014. Follow Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates about upcoming films.

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