The Skeleton Twins
RELEASE DATE: September 12
DIRECTOR: Craig Johnson
CAST: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Ty Burrell, Luke Wilson
Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader are very good as twins, estranged for years, brought back together by their mutual suicidal tendencies. The siblings are incapable of being anything but honest with each other, which is both helpful and damaging. The former SNL castmates have a mumbly shorthand and a genuine sense of closeness, and each gets plenty of opportunity to shine (as does Luke Wilson, just about perfect as the likeably dim vanilla nice-guy — on purpose, for once). It gets a little turgid by the third act, with several fine scenes failing to merge into a cohesive whole, but individual scenes are dynamite–particularly the Starship lip-sync sequence, which is a YouTube sensation waiting to happen.