Bernie Poster

Release Date: April 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: August 21st, 2012

PG-13|1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary
Assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) is one of the most-beloved residents in the small Texas town of Carthage. Sunday-school teacher, choir member and creator of spectacular funerals, Bernie is a friend to everyone, including Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine), a rich but nasty widow whom no one else likes. When Marjorie is found shot to death and stuffed in a freezer, Bernie is charged with the murder, and concerned Carthage citizens immediately spring to his defense.

Cast: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Brady Coleman, Richard Robichaux, Rick Dial, Brandon Smith, Larry Jack Dotson

Director: Richard Linklater

Genres: Crime drama, Dark comedy

Production Co: Mandalay Vision, Wind Dancer Films

Distributors: Millennium Entertainment

Keywords: Mystery, Dark, Fall, 1990s, Pursuit, Amusing, Offbeat

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy