Estranged siblings, Maggie and Milo, haven't exactly been close for years. With each struggling to find meaning in their lives, the two find themselves reunited after a near tragedy. Attempting to reconnect, Maggie and Milo find themselves somewhat reinvigorated, realizing that the key to fixing their own lives may lie in their ability to find solace in each other. Craig Johnson's The Skeleton Twins effectively captures the self-doubt and uncertainly that so commonly leads to someone's unhappiness. This is a film that deals with weighty issues of suicide and depression in a truly impressive way, balancing the drama and comedy elements to a point that makes the film feel more organic. With undeniably chemistry between the two of them, Bill Hader and Kristen Wig both deliver mpressive performances in The Skeleton Twins, capturing both the comedy and tragedy that so commonly makes up life. Milo and Maggie are two individuals lost in a sea of depression, but as they rekindle their relationship the begin to realize the importance of having love and support. The Skeleton Twins is a surprisingly intelligent film that never over-indulges for the sake of melodrama, offering an honest, and impressive portrait of the importance of friendship and family.
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