Jason's Review of Bernie

  • 2 years ago via Movies on iPhone

    Bernie (2012)

    Half-documentary, half-comedy drama, this is quite a surprising gem directed by Richard Linklater (sp?). Jack Black is restrained and utterly sincere in the title role of Bernie Tiede, an assistant coroner in a small Texas town where everyone loves him. He teaches Sunday School, takes care of elderly women in the community, participates in the local theatre and generally brings joy and happiness to a community. Then he befriends an unloveable and alienated widow in the town played by Shirley MacLaine. Their relationship baffles and worries the town, until one day she disappears. Very funny and sweet movie. The town itself is a great character.

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