The Skeleton Twins (2014) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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

IMDB: 6.8
Director: Craig Johnson
Stars: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader
Length: 93 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 20 out of 88 found boring (22.72%)

One-line Reviews (51)

The track involving an ex-flame is bland, while the secret-affair angle also offers nothing new.

Credits must be munificently given to Johnson and his co-writer Mark Heyman, who briskly spike humour and enlightenment (peaked-in-highschool revelation) into the cliché-ridden storyline, and never wear out viewers to tedium.

The writing is smart, grippingly and thoroughly entertaining except for an issue on the structure of the script that follows a rudimentary process which undermines the feature as it grows predictable as it ages on screen.


The nice balance between drama and comedy made for some decent highs but it was often followed by similar moments of outright boredom, and generally speaking the movie just lacked substance.

Aside from having a great story that is easily engaging and contains the right mix of comedy and drama, the film has very interesting and well developed characters that are sympathetic, rich, and realistic.

It's nothing really original, but for one viewing it's worth watching.

The picture is also a tad repetitive as well.

Maggie knows that she has married a good man, but she is bored with her comfortable, predictable marriage; she's partaken in several affairs and has purposely destroyed any chances of having a baby, something Lance dreams of.

-The music in it is very fun and enjoyable in the film.

-So The Skeleton Twins is a well-acted, well written film full of heart, but it is a little hard to get behind the characters, and it is a little bit slow.

The Skeleton Twins highlights compelling character interactions through the context of a complicated relationship.

Kinda reminds me of 80's John Hughes , where he writes a film with his ultra-stereotypes character(that always bugs me to my core) and add annoying tropes to fill the empty void.

I am not sure what is this about, but I found him extremely entertaining and funny, also real.

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig became one of the most powerful, funny, and entertaining duo on television during their latter years on SNL.

Never been their huge fan, but what Bill did here was beyond exciting.

Immensely enjoyable little film .

Burrell, known for his outstanding "Modern Family" role, is intriguing as a dramatic actor.

Johnson is exploring some intense themes here, from love, loss, suicide, marriage and of course family, Skeleton Twins is front loaded with some hefty issues but has the heart and wit to juggle them all even when sometimes you feel a cliché or two may be ready to bring things down.

Warm and Enjoyable offbeat comedy .

Hader plays a soul who had a great deal of ambition during his high school and college days, despite rampant bullying and excessive mistreatment, but somehow went nowhere it and is left in an incurable funk.

Yes it seemed rather random, but it was unexpected and did make me laugh.

With the majestic acting of both leads, I absolutely enjoyed it.

It is a question further amplified by the film's troubled ending, which is contrived and dilutes the stronger ideas about the unreachable past while also bordering on wish fulfillment that siblings will always get us out of a jam.

I highly recommend it to any and all interested viewers.

Contrary to its confusing and misleading title, The Skeleton Twins starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader is NOT a horror film.

The characters and the theme will stay with you long after you leave the theater.

It may not be the best scene you will see all year, but an unexpected sing-along between Maggie and Milo kicking' old school to Starship's Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now will surely have you smiling and dancing your way out of your seat by the time the end credits roll.

What is missing from the film is a more incisive personality and a better beat and amalgamated rhythm that would have helped especially to make it more engaging and less heavy, in any case manages to convey a variety of emotions thanks to many scenes that I will hardly forget because of their really strong emotional impact.

There's definitely some heavy issues the twins discuss/contemplate - cheating, death of a parent, unsupportive other parent, job/money issues - but once they reconnect, they bounce off each other in a very enjoyable-to-watch way, particularly the miming of the Starship song.

All around touching and entertaining film.

After 10 minutes in I wasn't sure if I could go further with this movie, the gay character is so cliché and annoyingly cynical, and he even knows hes cliché, he wears the damn scarf.

Don't waste your time with this one.

Hader plays a self-professed "gay cliché", while Wiig is pretending to have the perfect suburban life with her gung-ho, always "up", good guy husband (Luke Wilson).

i really wished to see more comedy bits from Luke Wilson , it's just got hard when the dark comedy was coming only from Hader and the response of the other actors was meant to be cold, because sometimes it could get a little boring.

The direction and writing is witty and hilarious at times but due to the slow progression of the film, it all feels a bit sluggish.

Do yourself a favor, if you want to waste two hours of your life, watch grass grow, It is far more interesting and you actually begin to feel more empathy towards the aspects of being green.

please please please let these whining, unfunny, unself-aware pointless wastes of oxygen kill themselves!

Don't Waste Your Time...

If you have a penchant for watching contrived bad people behaving badly, have at it.

It's worth watching.

It's got a good pace, but some may find it slow.

These story lines have predictable outcomes, though they do serve the characters well in forcing them to look at their deeper issues.

It's boring beyond belief.

It's a fine film though, emotionally affecting, even when it's formulaic to the core and at times some of the plot threads threaten to fall apart.

Now this started out a bit slow but once it picked up it is really engaging.

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader star as two siblings trying to make nice in the engaging independent dramedy, The Skeleton Twins.

This is a comedy but it is somewhat dark and often wry but I still found this to be extremely enjoyable for all that – recommended to those who like an offbeat comedy.

A Skeleton TwinsA fascinating uptake with a newer perspective on dysfunctional family drama through a siblings' vision, is a smarter way to create a light but a deeply intense feature.

Without you caring about them, this movie will bore you out of your mind.

The old cliché that the trailer was better than the movie fits.