The Skeleton Twins is an indie movie that for some reason I thought Bill Hader wrote, but I guess he just stars in it, with Kristen Wiig, Luke Wilson, and Ty Burrell. I’d seen a clip or two and I thought it was a morbid comedy, and it has some elements of it, but it’s more of a typical downer indie movie with a funny moment here and there.
Wiig and Hader are twins who had a messed up childhood and haven’t seen each other in 10 years, and are brought together when Hader doesn’t have another emergency contact after a botched suicide attempt (his suicide note said “to whom it may concern: see ya later [smiley face]”, which to me was the only big laugh on the whole movie). They end up reuniting and her life is miserable in a different way and terrible things happen and in the end things are terrible but with a slightly hopeful upturn, as these types of movies tend to do. I wasn’t impressed.