Two twins at the lowest points of their lives reconnect when they both make a suicide attempt on the same day.
Although struck with the same recurring cliches and subplot resolutions, The Skeleton Twins is an excellent example of fine material elevated by grounded truth and poetic movement.
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, as twins Milo and Maggie, are both phenomenal. Both of their characters are complex, and the two leads play them with poise. Maggie and Milo hardly seem like characters. Hader and Wiig make them feel real, genuine, like people with real flaws yet lovable personalities.
These performances, along with Craig Johnson's assured direction and Reed Morano's moody cinematography, make for a beautiful time. A flawlessly paced film, equally humorous and engagingly sad, The Skeleton Twins need more attention.