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Bernie trailer has me thinking...

Bernie.jpg...could this film be any good? I'm not sure but the appearance of Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey and Richard Linklater as writer and director certainly says yes, so take a look at the trailer for Bernie and see what you think.

For me the trailer doesn't seem to hit the mark and the tone is a little off, but I can see the allure of the film and the characters and it looks like it might be off the wall enough to be something different, especially with MacLaine.

Bernie sees, well let me bow to the blurb:

In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.

There you go. The film is co-written and directed by Richard Linklater who wrote and directed Fast Food Nation, A Scanner Darkly and directed School of Rock and Me and Orson Welles.

Here's the trailer for Bernie through TrailerAddict so you can get a sense of what the film is about and where the story leads, although I do think this isn't the best trailer at selling the film.



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