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The Skeleton Twins - Film Review

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by Julie White / Pictorial Girl (subscribe)
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Published September 9th 2014
Meet Maggie and Milo and experience their life journey
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Milo
Life can be crazy, unsettling, depressing, high and low and everything you can imagine. We all know this, however the feeling, seeing (or experiencing) can relay and create different emotions. In this movie you get to 'see' and kind of experience all of these life challenges. Meet Maggie and Milo, they are 'depressed and damaged siblings' and this is their story.
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This is the song that raises the mood in this movie and has so much relevant meaning.

"Let 'em say we're crazy, I don't care about that

Put your hand in my hand baby

Don't ever look back

Let the world around us just fall apart

Baby we can make it if we're heart to heart"

Words from the song, "Nothing is going to stop us now" by Jefferson Starship.

This movie moves you and it's a great watch. You'll be entertained, be moved along with the ups and downs of the lives of Maggie and Milo. Be prepared to laugh a little, but not too much, shed a tear, feel a bit down but don't let your own world fall apart, because there is always the savour of 'heart to heart'.

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Maggie as a child
Fundamentally a comedy, however the subject matter of this movie includes childhood sexual abuse, compulsive promiscuity and various grades of mental illness, along with suicide. Maggie and Milo, playing estranged siblings, know each other better than anyone else ever will.

Maggie and Milo's priceless and entertaining dance routine to "Nothing is going to stop us now' is a 'show stopper!

This song will resonate with you when you walk out of the cinema.

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Milo and Maggie image: sfgate.com
Ok, so that's my introduction to this 'real feelings in life' movie. It's a must see, not because I can say it's great, but because it is so 'real' it touches you and captures emotions. I had to ask myself, was this based on someone's true life story and although this is not published or identified, it certainly can and could be.

Recommended. I would see it again.
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Why? It's real
Where: In cinemas
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