Skidding siblings deal with suicide, sometimes comically

September 26, 2014 7:03 AM

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Skidding siblings deal with suicide, sometimes comically

Take two Saturday Night Live alums - Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig - and cast them as estranged siblings who rediscover their commonality, and the melancholy at their core, and you've got the odd, oddly appealing The Skeleton Twins.

If a movie with suicide as a central theme can be deemed funny, then writer/director Craig Johnson has pulled it off, mixing heartache and humor and giving Wiig, especially, the opportunity to shine. She's Maggie, married to the indefatigably upbeat Lance (Luke Wilson), and while she puts on a good ...

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