Opening Sept. 12, the AWFJ Movie of the Week is The Skeleton Twins, a light-hearted drama starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as estranged twins who help each other figure out why their lives turned out so poorly. Wiig and Hader both hail from Saturday Night Live and are known for their comedic talents. The Skeleton Twins is a distinct departure for them both but director Craig Johnson knows how to use their impressive skills for both comedy and drama to great effect. Read on…
AWFJ Movie of the Week Panelists Comments:
Anne Brodie: The Skeleton Twins is subversive, dark and incredibly moving. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader give superb performances, who knew? It’s a wonderful film.
Pam Grady: Comedians Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader stretch their dramatic muscles in The Skeleton Twins, delivering powerhouse performances as reunited siblings coping with the trauma of their childhood and the disappointment of their adult lives in this darkly funny drama.
AWFJ Movie of the Week Panel Members: Nikki Baughan, Anne Brodie, Pam Grady, Leba Hertz, MaryAnn Johanson, Loren King, Cate Marquis, Jennifer Merin, Nell Minow, Rebecca Murray, Kristy Puchko, Carrie Rickey, Sheila Roberts, Jeanne Wolf, Sara Vizcarrando.
Other Movies Opening the Week of Sept. 8-12, 2014:
– Born to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity (NY)
– My Old Lady (NY)
– Archaeology of a Woman (NY)
– At the Devil’s Door (limited)
– Atlas Shrugged Part III: Who is John Galt? (limited)
– The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (NY, LA; expands: Sept. 19)
– Dolphin Tale 2
– The Drop (limited)
– Finding Fanny (limited)
– The Green Prince (limited)
– Honeymoon (limited)
– No Good Deed
– The Quitter (NY)
– The Skeleton Twins (limited; wide: Sept. 19)
– Take Me to the River (limited)