Based on a true story: In the small East-Texas town of Carthage, a young mortician begins a relationship with an 81-year old millionaire widow. A superb dark comedy with mockumentary and documentary elements. A well-selected, fitting cast of seasoned actors, as well as real-life Carthage residents.
Tells the story of a peculiar incident and a legal rarity, a film about small-town gossip and social relations. A very amusing and unique piece of filmmaking from Texan director Richard Linklater, one of the most talented auteurs of our time.
Definitely a very unusual and different kind of role for lead Jack Black, who plays the protagonist Bernie Tiede brilliantly.
Met with widespread critical acclaim, yet has somehow sunk into obscurity in the years following it’s release.
Bernie Cast: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey