Bernie (2012)

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Hilariously funny, pathetic and sad all at the same time, this movie mashes up crime comedy and faux documentary methods to dramatize a true story of love and murder in the small east Texas town of Carthage.  Jack Black stars as Bernie Tiede, the humble, attentive and beloved assistant funeral director who befriends Marjorie Nugent, a wealthy and nasty old widow played by Shirley MacLaine. What begins as an innocent friendship between a good-hearted man and a lonely woman slowly goes bad, really bad. The story is interspersed with interviews with actual townspeople, who give their unvarnished Southern Gothic opinions about their neighbors and the startling events that transpired in their community.  Check Our Catalog

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