Bernie

Bernie Trailers

4/5 3.8/5.0

Original title Bernie
Category Comedy, Crime, Drama
UK Release Date
Production year 2012
Production Country
Directors Richard Linklater
Cast Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Tommy G. Kendrick, Rick Dial, Mona Lee Fultz, Dale Dudley, Grant James, Christian Stokes, Richard Robichaux, Juli Erickson, Mika Odom, Jacqui Bloom, Veronica Orosco
Distributor The Works Film Group

Synopsis

Directed by Richard Linklater (“Dazed and Confused”) this dark 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.