Another Ebertfest gem. Based on true events, the story follows affable everyman Bernie Tiede, town mortician, who befriends unpleasant wealthy widow Marjorie and is soon handling her finances and her social life. Nothing could go wrong here... A fantastic trio of leading actors includes Jack Black as Bernie, Shirley McLaine as Marjorie, and Matthew McConaughey as the DA. Stranger than fiction, darkly humorous and surprisingly thought-provoking. Rated PG-13 for some violence and strong language. (Mari)
BerniePublication Date: 2012.