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In 'The Skeleton Twins,' untangling the past to move forward
In 'The Skeleton Twins,' untangling the past to move forward

One song kept playing through my mind as I watched "The Skeleton Twins," an introspective indie drama starring the very exciting post-"Saturday Night Live" Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as siblings damaged by their father's death. "Suicide Is Painless," the Johnny Mandel classic that was "MASH's" indelible and ironic musical anchor, is very much the sensibility that director Craig Johnson confers on his film — emotionally authentic, atypical in the way it looks at suicide and its ripple effects. "It brings on many changes ... ." Deftly weaving humor and sweetness in with the pathos, Johnson and Mark Heyman's...

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