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The Skeleton Twins features SNL alum Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as siblings both struggling to come to terms with their own lives. It was a winner for Best Screenplay at Sundance and shows a different side of these comedic actors.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFb3XAS3Cd4

My favorite thing about the indie genre is that most actors do these films as their passion projects and we get to see them from a different perspective. I find this perspective especially interesting when it comes to comedic actors because it’s a chance to prove themselves outside of a genre that is so easily typecasted.

I think this film shows some true promise with my main concern being Bill Hader’s character in the film. One of Hader’s more popular characters on SNL was Stefan, a flamboyantly gay socialite who always had some hilarious description of a new underground scene. Playing another gay character puts added pressure on him to give a performance that distances the two characters.

Despite my concern, I think that this film will be worth seeing just to watch Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader outside of their comfort zone. The film has a lot of potential and is already gaining a lot of buzz. Hopefully it can live up to its potential.