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Bernie

Synopsis

Director Richard Linklater teams with writer Skip Hollandsworth for this darkly comic docudrama detailing the unusual friendship between a likable Texas mortician and a wealthy but reviled widow, and the shocking crime that followed. Inspired by Hollandsworth's 1998 Texas Monthly article that first caught the attention of Linklater, Bernie takes place in Carthage, TX, where effeminate mortician Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) enjoys a reputation as a friendly and upstanding member of the community. Marjorie...more

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4.0

Dave White Profile

Y'all go see this.

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4.0

Grae Drake Profile

More memorable than the Alamo.

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Other Critics

4.0

75 out of 100 Metascore®

Generally favorable reviews

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For Families

14

OK for kids 14+

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