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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Jack Black
Shirley MacLaine
Matthew McConaughey
Directors
Richard Linklater
Screenwriters
Skip Hollandsworth
Richard Linklater
Running Time
104 minutes

Bernie
Dark in the heart of Texas...


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Plot
Mortician Bernie (Black) is universally liked in Carthage, Texas, although his friendship with hated wealthy widow Marjorie (MacLaine) raises eyebrows. When Marjorie disappears and her whereabouts belatedly become the subject of an investigation, no-one — apart from a suspicious D. A. (McConaughey) — wants to think badly of Bernie.


Verdict
Linklater’s Fargo, it’s funny peculiar and funny ha ha, with Black a delight and Linklater in impressive control of superbly judged content and tone.


Reviewed by Angie Errigo

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