Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions.
Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig. Courtesy of Roadside Attractions.

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig spent seven silly seasons making each other break character on Saturday Night Live, but they’ve never been better together than in the dark, moody dramedy The Skeleton Twins, in theaters September 12. Long-estranged siblings Milo (Hader), a failed L.A. actor, and Maggie (Wiig), a deeply unhappy suburban housewife, reunite after Milo’s suicide attempt. The twins match each other in despair and self-pity, but their intimate familiarity—mirroring the performers’ own—pushes the film’s gentle melancholia to a cathartic and ultimately giddy high.