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Bernie is a american film of genre Drama directed by Richard Linklater released in USA on 27 april 2012 with Jack Black

Bernie (2012)

Bernie
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Released in USA 27 april 2012
Length 1h39
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Comedy,    Comedy thriller,    Crime
Rating67% 3.3989953.3989953.3989953.3989953.398995

Bernie is a 2011 black comedy film directed by Richard Linklater, and written by Linklater and Skip Hollandsworth. The film stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey. It is based on a 1998 Texas Monthly magazine article by Hollandsworth, "Midnight in the Garden of East Texas," that chronicles the 1996 murder of 81-year-old millionaire Marjorie Nugent in Carthage, Texas by her 38-year-old companion, Bernhardt "Bernie" Tiede. Tiede proved so highly regarded in Carthage that, in spite of having confessed to the police, the district attorney was eventually forced to request a rare prosecutorial change of venue in order to secure a fair trial.

Synopsis

In small-town Carthage, Texas, local assistant mortician Bernie Tiede, a beloved member of the community, becomes the only friend of the wealthy, recently widowed Marjorie Nugent, who is widely considered cold and unpleasant by the other townsfolk. Tiede, in his late 30s, and the elderly Nugent quickly become inseparable, frequently traveling and lunching together, though Tiede's social life becomes hindered by Nugent's constant and sometimes abusive need for his attention.

Actors

Jack Black

(Bernie Tiede)
Shirley MacLaine

(Marjorie Nugent)
Matthew McConaughey

(Danny Buck Davidson)
Gabriel Luna

(Kevin)
Juli Erickson

(Mrs. Estes)
Merrilee McCommas
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