Bernie

A story so unbelievable it must be true.


Bernie
In a tiny, rural town in Texas, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with her and even managed her banking affairs. She quickly became fully dependant on him and his generosity but he struggled to meet her increasing demands. He continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing her. They were shocked when it was reported that she had been dead for some time, and he was being charged with her murder.

96 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Language).
Comedy, Crime, Drama, On the art circuit

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Richard Robichaux
Director
Richard Linklater
ScreenplaySkip Hollandsworth, Richard Linklater
MusicGraham Reynolds
CinematographyDick Pope
EditingSandra Adair
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byMandalay Vision, Wind Dancer Productions, Detour Filmproduction, Castle Rock Entertainment, Collins House Productions, Horsethief Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageInfrequent, mild to moderate, some sexual references
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow to mild impact, implied, references to killing
PrejudiceLow impact, racial context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseBrief, low impact, social drinking
CommentsNone
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for some violent images and brief strong language
Runtime104
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Box Office
David Ehrlich quote iconBernie is an interesting guy, but he doesn't make for very good company.
8
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
18
Metacritic.com
35 critics
15
Rottentomatoes critics
144 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconRichard Linklater's Bernie is a gently told and unexpectedly amusing true-crime comedy that benefits from an impressive performance by Jack Black.
18
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
14
Movie Review Intelligence
42 critics
14

What the People say

Internet
21199 Netizens
13

Average .. 72%

14

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