Film Info
Section:US Indies
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Release Year:2011
Runtime:104 min
Type of Film:Feature Narrative
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Jack Black
Shirley MacLaine
Matthew McConaughey
Brady Coleman
Richard Robichaux
Rick Dial
Director:Richard Linklater
Produced by:Liz Glotzer
David McFadzean
Dete Meserve
Judd Payne
Celine Rattray
Martin Shafer
Ginger Sledge
Matt Williams
Screenwriter:Richard Linklater
Skip Hollandsworth
Cinematography:Dick Pope
Editing By:Sandra Adair
Music By:Graham Reynolds


In the sleepy East Texas town of Carthage, Berhnardt “Bernie” Tiede (Jack Black, delivering a flawlessly mannered performance) is the go-to guy for all things funeral-related: a master in the business of bereavement. Much beloved by the townsfolk, the smooth-talking mortician manages to befriend wealthy widow and legendary sourpuss Marjorie (Shirley MacLaine). But when Marjorie takes advantage of Bernie’s selfless nature, treating him as both her globetrotting partner and personal assistant, how much can a man take? Based on a true story and featuring interviewswith the real townspeople of Carthage, this black comedy from director Richard Linklater (“School of Rock,” “Dazed and Confused”) mixes traditional storytelling and a mockumentary style to deliver pathos and over-the-top laughs in equal measure.

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