The Skeleton Twins

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Death knocks on the doors of a pair of estranged twins (Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader), but they hold their ground (although Hader’s Milo makes the mistake of cracking the door and peeking out) and end up back together in their hometown, taking advantage of an opportunity to rebuild their fragile psyches and their painfully fractured lives. We have come to expect solid dramatic work from Wiig, but the real revelation in director Craig Johnson’s film is Hader, whose sad clown here achieves near tragic status. We will be talking about this performance during the awards season. (Opens Friday at The Esquire) (R) Grade: B+ 

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