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Bernie
6.5 Rating
(166 ratings)
6.8 IMDB rating

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Jack Black

Jack Black

Bernie Tiede
Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine

Marjorie Nugent
Brady Coleman

Brady Coleman

Scrappy Holmes
Richard Robichaux

Richard Robichaux

Lloyd Hornbuckle
Rick Dial

Rick Dial

Don Leggett
Brandon Smith

Brandon Smith

Sheriff Huckabee
Larry Jack Dotson

Larry Jack Dotson

Rev. Woodard


Written by
Skip Hollandsworth

Skip Hollandsworth

Richard Linklater

Richard Linklater

(screenplay)


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Bernie

1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 18 20:09
2 votes
I wasn’t expecting much out of Bernie. I’d lost my taste for Jack Black right around the time I got into the upper levels of high school. But I wasn’t just pleasantly surprised, Bernie gave me a revelatory performance by Black, a deliciously twisted and dark comedic film filled with grotesque small-town denizens who wouldn’t seem out of place in a Southern Gothic short story from Faulkner ... read more

Black Comedy Gold.

1 month, 1 week ago at Sep 11 22:29
2 votes
An extremely underrated comedy movie for obvious reasons, Jack black in a leading role tells us pretty much everything we need to know, he haven't been in a decent movie since forever, but this movie proves that you shouldn't judge jack black by his previous work, because his performance in this movie is something you haven't seen before.

Based on true events, it's tells the story o... read more
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In this black comedy inspired by real-life events, affable Texas mortician Bernie befriends the small town's wealthiest widow and then kills her. But despite the suspicious nature of her death, no one wants to think anything but the best of Bernie.
Release date: 22 June 2012
Drama (5), 2011 (3), Comedy (3), Texas (3), Crime (3), Black Comedy (2), Dark Comedy (2), Murder (2), Based On A True Story (2), 2014 (1), Legal (1), (1), 2010s (1), 2012 (1), Lawyer (1), Character Name In Title (1), Rated Pg-13 (1), GLBTQ (1), Gay Man (1), Funeral Home (1)
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Watched in 2014 (13 movies items)

" "We must always be on guard for the mischievous lip drift. Even the slightest hint of teeth can be disastrous. You cannot have grief tragically becoming a comedy." "


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OsamaEx posted a review 1 month, 1 week ago

Black Comedy Gold.

“An extremely underrated comedy movie for obvious reasons, Jack black in a leading role tells us pretty much everything we need to know, he haven't been in a decent movie since forever, but this movie proves that you shouldn't judge jack black by his previous work, because his performance in this movie is something you haven't seen before.

Based on true events, it's tells the story of Bernie, a very nice guy from small town in Texas who works as mortician, he's very social and he loves his town and he helps people and everybody love him, the movie looks like a Docudrama because as you follow Bernie along, there are too many people living in that town being interviewed, but those people are actors, so it's not a Docudrama, it's a full length movie.

The movie is very nice ” read more

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"First Viewing Viewed: March 30th Plot: In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive. Richard Linklater is officially the most unpredictable filmmaker in recent memory, as he's directed films like the masterful comedy School of Rock, the documentary Fast Food Nation, and the rotoscoped animation film A Scanner Darkly. Bernie further solidifies Linklater's versat"


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"1.3.2014 Jack Black tekee ihan kivaa työtä pääroolissa omia maneereitaan vähäeleisemmällä tyylillä käyttäen, mutta itse miehen esittämä nimikkohenkilö tuntuu kummallisesti jäävän melkein taustalle elokuvassa. Väliin heitettyjä haastatteluja tuntuu olevan enemmän kuin itse tarinaa ja se ei nyt oikein toimi ratkaisuna, kun hahmosta kertoessa heidän selittelynsä jäävät sellaiselle "Joo no se oli sellainen kiva tyyppi. Vähän homohtava"-tyyliselle jaarittelulle, vaikka jot"


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"Kudos to Jack Black for taking this role and seeing to it that he does fair job to it. Whole movie is a charming tale of Barnie which gets a twist in the end but overall I liked it. Had a good time. I loved the accent with which town people were speaking... it made the whole movie more charming. Townsperson: Well, I know the Bible says Jesus turned water into wine, but it didn't say liquor store wine. It had to have been non-alcoholic wine, because it didn't have time to ferment"


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" Bernie (2011)Bernie Tiede 99 mins $9m* 72% 138 0 0 *US only"


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"Richard Linklater's "Bernie" is hands down just a great true crime story that's not particularly dark. Not all these stories are soaked in blood and fog. Jack Black makes probably his strongest performance to date and utilizes for both his comic chops and dramatic skills. Linklater making the film a partial documentary as well was quite a smart choice; very much giving the viewer as much of the experience as possible. "


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"26.11.2013 "Well, Bernie was so nice, so accommodating, so willing to keep from hurting other people's feelings, he just couldn't tell anybody to piss off." This was a good, but a bit boring movie. Jack Black probably gives his best performance so far here. Usually he just plays himself, but here he was an actual character. I hope we see more roles like this from him because he was good at it. Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey were also both very good. But that was really all this movi"


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