Netflix Pick: Skeleton Twins

                                          Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig in the Skeleton Twins: Courtesy of

Ahhh. Netflix. The greatest thing to ever happen to a college student like myself plus it’s still something that I don’t have to pay for...thank god. Since I’ve been here, I’ve Netflix binged so much that I’d rather not explain how much time I’ve wasted watching it. I know I can’t be the only one, but lately I’ve been majorly into independent films, so this week I chose Skeleton Twins as the one to watch. Trust me it’s well worth your time.

Skeleton Twins is a drama about how estranged twins, Maggie and Milo, lives intertwine again after a near-death experience. At a first glance of the movie poster, you’ll see former SNL stars, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, and maybe think it’s a comedy. At least that’s what I thought. Well while I can guarantee some laughs, it is nothing like the actors’ former works. I still laugh so hard at Kirsten’s Bridesmaids, but lately Kristen Wiig has been broadening her acting from not just comedy, but with some fantastic drama works as well. Skeletons Twins is a great reminder of what a diverse actress she is as she portrays, Maggie, a married woman whose ideal life is crumbling as she yearns for something more.

                                          Trailer for Skeleton Twins: Courtesy of YouTube.

Skeletons Twins brings out not only Kristen’s skills, but also shows the many dimensions of Bill Hader as well. Bill Hader portrays Milo, an inspiring actor, who struggles with trying to succeed in the world of entertainment and is having trouble with his relationships. I swear these two as twins was perfect. Their chemistry felt extremely genuine and does bring the dark humor to this indie film. They show the compassion and pain involved in family relationships. As an older sibling, I can definitely relate to the laughter and annoyance of having a sibling. It touches the heart, and I’m not going to lie, I did cry a couple of times.

This movie deserves all the praise it gets. Kristen Wiig & Bill Hader's performance is marvelous. You can find this movie on Netflix until October 1st, 2015. It's also out on DVD, and for all the UTSA students, you're in luck! The JPL has Skeleton Twins available to check out.