ReThink Review: the Skeleton Twins - Movie Siblings (Finally) Done Right

September 12, 2014 9:31 AM

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Most of us have siblings, but there have oddly been few movies that come close to accurately capturing what an actual sibling relationship is like. Instead of exploring the bonds between people who share parents, a childhood, and probably know each other better than anyone else could, we tend to get wacky family reunions, siblings fighting over love interests, and other nonsense most siblings never go through. But a film that gets it right way more than most is , a terrific dramedy starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as estranged twins who reconnect after a near tragedy. It's a film that rivals my favorite sibling movie ever, 2000's , a film closely resembles without ever feeling derivative.

Wiig and Hader play Maggie and Milo Dean, twins who haven't spoken in ten years and whose lives have seemingly taken opposite paths. Milo, who's gay, is a struggling actor in LA dealing with depression and a recent breakup. Maggie, who still lives in their hometown in upstate New York, is a dental h...

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