Reviewed by Michael Dalton
The first time I saw Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader share the screen was in a now notorious Saturday Night Live skit where Wiig plays a woman called Sue who gets over-excited at the thought of a surprise party. She owned the scene and the screen. It was as if someone had plugged her in and couldn’t find the off switch. Hader is laidback in the scene, looking furtive, and he all but disappears. In the new film, The Skeleton Twins, the two play estranged siblings whose Halloween loving father committed suicide and it looks as if the tendency might run in the family. Here, you can’t take your eyes off Hader. His performance is an exercise in studied restraint.