Saturday, May 26, 2012

Bernie: A Man For All Seasons

Take Jack Black. Subtract the bathroom jokes. Remove all references to body parts below the waist. Now, what do you get?

In Bernie, you get one of the most unforgettable characters in recent movies.

In this giggleliscious mockumentary, Bernie is a southern gentleman and assistant mortician, beloved by all the folks in Carthage, Tx. He wears his pants too high and his hair piece too slick. His walk is just a tad swishy, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's light in his loafers. Does it?

Bernie is different. And lovable. And all goes well for our eccentric hero until he meets Marjorie Nugent, a rich, old nasty piece of rotten work, played brilliantly by Shirley MaClaine.

Matthew McConaughey, as the town's district attorney, rounds off the perfect cast.

Bernie is based on a true story. It just couldn't have been this funny.

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