A perfect film


The twins Maggie and Milo dance through Halloween, always on the brink of committing suicide. Death! In real life. Which sucks, by the way. So they play pretend, from dressing up to lip-syncing “Nothing’s gonna stop us now”. But, as unhappily married Maggie puts it so aptly to her gay sibling: “Nobody’s a famous actor – we’re just us, trying not to be disappointed with the way our lives turned out to be …”.

Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader)  find out the hard way that they need each other.
Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) find out the hard way that they need each other.

THE SKELETON TWINS (Swiss premiere at Zurich Film Festival tonight) is a perfect film … from the first minute director and co-author Craig Johnson made me care for his characters, together with co-author Mark Heyman. Nathan Larson’s score is terrific, as is Reed Morano’s cinematography. It’s all just perfect. There are so many great moments, so many life lessons and – yes! – so much fun to be had with those two and their crazy, messed-up. wonderful friends and family. I’ll just turn around and watch it again.

About Elisabeth Schabus 477 Articles
I see, I like, I write ... mostly about cinema and actors, but also about politics or economy. In English, auf Deutsch, på svenska. This ORF trained news journalist (TV, radio), who has also worked in corporate publishing for international brands and written/edited tons of magazines, has become a blogger out of passion.

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