Available today on DVD and Blu-ray, BERNIE is an oddball take on a real-life Texas murder that involved a fastidious mortician and the notoriously hateful rich old woman he befriended and, eventually, stood trial for murdering. Directed by RICHARD LINKLATER from a magazine article by SKIP HOLLANDSWORTH, the cast features JACK BLACK, SHIRLEY MacLAINE and MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY.
Shot in and around actual Texas locations, the film is elevated by an outstanding performance from JACK BLACK as well as a fascinating story of small town hypocrisy and mores. At the press conference to promote the original release of the movie, director LINKLATER talked about what attracted him to this oddball story. (CLICK ON THE MEDIA BAR FOR AUDIO)
BERNIE is available on DVD and Blu-ray today