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THE SKELETON TWINS Unclassified 18+

International Panorama | Feature
D Craig Johnson | USA, 2014
Tags: Black Comedy, Book Club, Drama, Family, LGBTIQ, Relationships, Star Power
 

Saturday Night Live alumni Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader juxtapose their comic skills with knockout dramatic performances in this warm, darkly funny film.

Maggie and her twin Milo haven't spoken for 10 years but when a crisis hits they attempt to make amends back in their hometown in New York State.

Craig Johnson's film about adult siblings working through their past issues is accentuated by a finely finessed script (written by Johnson and Mark Heyman, co-writer of Black Swan) and those revelatory performances from Wiig and Hader. Their chemistry is effortlessly channelled into the shorthand communication and shared humour of siblings that bubbles to the surface despite a prickly past. Impressive cameos by Luke Wilson and Modern Family's Ty Burrell only add to the film's enjoyment.

"A bittersweet but refreshing tonic that will leave audiences with a big, dopey smile on their faces." – Hollywood Reporter

D Craig Johnson P Stephanie Langhoff, Jennifer Lee, Jacob Pechenik S Mark Heyman, Craig Johnson Dist Sony Pictures Releasing TD DCP/2014

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