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2014 Archive

The Skeleton Twins
The Skeleton Twins
plays with Words and Pictures
Feature Film Narrative
(2014, 95 mins)
Sundance Film Festival review from the world premiere:


NEW SCREENING DATE AND TIME!

This film screens at 10:00pm at Celestial Cinema Sunday.

A hit at Sundance, where it garnered wild applause and rave reviews, this irresistible comedic drama stars Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Haden as estranged twins reunited by adversity. A hit at Sundance, where it garnered wild applause and rave reviews, this irresistible comedic drama stars Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Haden as estranged twins reunited by adversity.

Living separate lives on opposite sides of the country, Maggie and Milo are at the end of their ropes. But after a moment of crisis reunites them, Milo joins his sister in the upstate New York town where they grew up. A dental hygienist, Maggie struggles with volatile mood swings and an unhappy marriage to sweet, jovial Lance (Luke Wilson in one of his best roles in years). While she soothes her shame with affairs, including with her hunky Australian scuba instructor (Boyd Holbrook), Milo tracks down a former high school teacher with whom he shares a checkered past.

Adrift and wondering how they ended up so far from their dreams, the siblings seek to overcome their dysfunctional past—with no help from their New Age-affirmation-spouting mother (Joanna Gleason), who briefly jets in from Sedona.

Playing serious, emotionally complex characters, both Wiig and Haden deliver career-defining roles. Brilliantly balancing poignant drama and comedy, the duo evoke some of their hilarious SNL moments by getting blasted on nitrous oxide, and by doing a side-splitting lip-sync interpretation of Starship’s power ballad “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.” Writer/director Craig Johnson’s script won the Sundance Screenwriting Award.

- JW

This film is not rated.
Screening Schedule
Sun, Jun 8th
Celestial Cinema - Wailea
Gold & Emerald Golf Course
$25.00

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