Directed by Richard Linklater (DAZED AND CONFUSED) this blackly comic docudrama tells the story of Bernie Tiede (Jack Black), the gentle assistant funeral director in Carthage, Texas, who strikes up an unusual relationship with wealthy widow Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine). Marjorie's oft-unpleasant demeanor has ostracized her among the majority of Carthage's residents, but Bernie emerges as her most trusted confidante, accompanying Marjorie on vacations and handling her business and personal affairs. But her venom curdles their union, and Marjorie ultimately turns up dead. Much to the surprise of the local district attorney (Matthew McConaughey), the town rallies behind Bernie, despite overwhelming evidence implicating him as Marjorie's killer.
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Ratings and Reviews
Jack Black stars in dark fact-based murder comedy.
Cast & Crew
- Alliance Films
- © 2011 Bernie Film, LLC and Wind Dancer Bernie, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Art&Design:© 2012 Millennium Entertainment, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Distributed exclusively in Canada by Alliance Films. All Rights Reserved.
- English (Stereo, Dolby)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in available languages with the addition of relevant non-dialogue information.