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The Skeleton Twins

3 1/2 Stars (out of 4)

I love comedians. Conventional wisdom has always been against this idea, but I think comedians are generally better actors than dramatic ones. Comedy is much harder, and requires something personal. A dramatic actor can hide behind costumes or accents and disappear into a role, but a comedian is always on display, always risking something. But because the result, laughter, is a physical response rather than a mental one, tastemakers automatically assume that it's a lower, and lesser, response. So it's a great treat for me when the most talented of comedians gets the call to step up and do something extraordinary, to make a movie that is funny, but also takes a moment to wonder about the world. More...

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If you're thinking of seeing The Skeleton Twins, why not check out an earlier movie with Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig, Adventureland?

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