This was not that… This movie explores an often mystifying twins` ability to sense each other’s emotional states of mind. The question of art imitating life or life imitating art rang very close to home. Dealing with a friend’s family issues and that they are a twin, made me even more curious about the movie.
Throughout the film, I kept thinking about twin relationships that are supposed to be more telepathic than that of other types of close relationships. As an outsider looking in, I felt it was no different than that of very close friends….I’ve known a few friends that dressed in similar clothes without knowing what the other was wearing, or same color, one starting a sentence and the other one finishing it. For most of us, we grown out of it and that is probably what makes the twin relationship different; they stay connected.
In the film, Milo and Maggie grew into adults having suffered from early childhood trauma, which is reflected in their inability to have balanced relationships. The twins remember their father playing with them while wearing a very scary Halloween mask, and committing suicide by jumping off a bridge. Joanna Gleason (mother), a new age therapist, portrays a mom who exhibits no emotional attachment and has no relationship with her adult children. Maggie is married to a really handsome small town ordinary guy ( Luke Wilson), that is a jock with no romance skills. Milo is a very depressed non working actor, who has everyone back home in upstate New York, thinking he has an agent and doing well in Los Angeles… The twins are unhappy with their lives and each seeks the same alternative…..
Both Wiig and Hadler give believable performances that may not be Oscar worthy, but never the less, a good film about a controversial topic…. BTW ....See you at the movies and yes I like butter on my popcorn.
Feliz Mc Innis
Remember “I am not a critic but I do have an opinion”.