Twins Milo and Maggie Dean haven't been in contact for ten years, when Maggie unexpectedly got a call about Milo having attempted to commit suicide. She invites her brother to stay with her back in New York, where each person ends up dealing with a different part of their life - Maggie with her unhappy state in marriage, and Milo with a demon of the past - while trying to reconnect.
Bill Hader and Kristin Wiig work well together. They're no stranger to their partnerships, having appeared in movies and done SNL together. Both these comedians are trying to push a dramatic side, which worked quite well in their movie. Hader was able to push a different side of him as an actor, and Wiig gaves an equally good performance, a rare feat considering she has been trying to find her ground in the genre.They have a great chemistry that worked well as brother and sister, and their characters balanced each other out.
The fluid of comedy and drama blends well, and some scenes certainly stand out. The movie works mostly because of Hader and Wiig who portrayed their characters well. Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell play prominent supporting roles, but neither actor stood out against the two leads. This also features a great soundtrack, with one of the songs being memorable for how it was used onscreen. Some scenes were shot well, the framing working to set the tone of the scene. It was an enjoyable movie, a good addition to Hader and Wiig's filmography.
Final Word: The flow of the movie might have been a bit predictable on my end because I had read something similar to it, but it was good nonetheless.
Cast: Bill Hader, Kristin Wiig, Luke Wilson
Director: Craig Johnson