Release Date: April 27th, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 21st, 2012
PG-13|1 hr 44 min
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.
Director: Richard Linklater
Genres: Dark comedy, Crime drama
Production Co: Mandalay Vision, Wind Dancer Films