THE SKELETON TWINS Trailer: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Go Dramatic as Suicidal Siblings

     June 30, 2014


Roadside Attractions has released the first The Skeleton Twins trailer for director Craig Johnson’s comedic drama.  The film stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as the titular siblings, who are drawn back together after Hader’s character tries to commit suicide. I caught the film at Sundance this past January and it’s excellent.  Hader in particular shines in a dramatic role that could easily have veered into over-the-top territory, imbuing the character with subtle shades of insecurity underneath a confident façade.  Though the film is a drama, Johnson doesn’t shy away from the fact that Hader and Wiig are both really, really funny, and the film ends up as something more darkly comedic than a straight-faced drama.  This trailer does a nice job of conveying the film’s tone, though it does provide a glimpse at one of the funniest scenes of the entire film that I wish had remained a surprise.

Hit the jump to watch the Skeleton Twins trailer and click here to read my full review.  The film also stars Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, and Joanna GleesonThe Skeleton Twins opens in theaters on September 19th.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Skeleton Twins:

When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.

Trailer via Roadside Attractions.


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  • Mixed race rich kid NYC

    Yeah! this movie is too white
    It’s not for me

    • Old Soldier

      Good, stay home.
      The less people shouting at the screen the better.

    • UbetterLearnBballHomie

      Right? Definitely too intelligent for a hard hittin internet gangsta like you to understand. No worries brah, Tyler Perry usually takes a shit and puts it in theaters every 6 months. You and the other homies eat that shit up as he laughs his way to the bank. Stay real thug 4 lyfe!

  • RYan

    I think you mean Kristin WIig (sp?) not Kristen Stewart. Come on how do you make that mistake.

    • Nick

      Fucking Adam

    • Adam Chitwood

      Ah, was a typo. Appreciate the heads up.

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  • Reut

    so is this what happens to Stefan after Seth Meyers broke up with him?