Comedy / Crime
Director: Richard Linklater
Running time: 104 mins Released: 26th April 2013
In the small town of Carthage, Texas, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) is a well-liked figure; he teaches Sunday school, is a member of the choir and is always around to help his friends. Rich widow Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine) is also renowned, but for being a snobby socialite with an acid tongue. Strangely, they become friends and are soon inseparable, with Marjorie relying more and more on her only friend while Bernie for his part puts up with her unkind words and gains control of her financial affairs. But when Marjorie's relatives become concerned about her reclusiveness, an investigation led by lawyer Danny Buck Davidson (Matthew McConaughey) uncovers a shocking scandal. Based on a true story, with some interviewees in the film played by real-life Carthage residents.