THE SKELETON TWINS

Directed by Craig Johnson

Nine times out of ten, we want to see our main characters succeed. We want them to be happy, to find love and themselves, just as we’d hope the same for us. It doesn’t hurt that the two main characters of Skeleton Twins are Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, two of the most loveable people in the entire world. What they and the filmmakers give us however, are two people who couldn’t possibly feel more isolated and unhappy. It’s in the moments when these characters find a glimpse of connection and joy when the film utterly triumphs. They aren’t extraordinary human beings, but they feel extreme highs and lows, just as we do. This is a film that reaches out to us, and I was more than happy to reach back.

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