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Bernie (2012)

Bernie

Overview


Genre

Comedy, Drama

Release Date

April 27, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

104 min.

Studio

Millennium Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Richard Linklater

Producer

Celine Rattray, Martin Shafer, Liz Glotzer, Ginger Sledge

Screenwriter

Skip Hollandsworth, Richard Linklater

Starring

Story


"Bernie" is a dark comedy about a relationship in a small East Texas town between a fussy, but beloved assistant funeral home director (Black) and the town's domineering grande dame (MacLaine). The film is based on "Midnight in the Garden of East Texas, an article published in Texas Monthly magazine in 1998. The article chronicles the life of Bernie Tiede, who transformed the town of Carthage with his generosity and who then, to the disbelief of Carthage residents, was arrested for a serious crime".

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Jack Black stars as Bernie in Millennium Films' Bernie (2012)
Jack Black (Bernie) and Shirley MacLaine in Millennium Films' Bernie (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the casting choices are unerring, making it virtually impossible to tell the actors from the ordinary folks..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..in the end, the film is too mild for the insidious incident that anchors it..”
by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter]
“..cast and crew will be lucky to escape with their careers intact..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]