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Bernie (Jack Black) is a young Assistant Funeral Director who befriends a cranky old widow (Shirley MacLaine). When their relationship turns sour, so does the comedy in this script based on a true story. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: B-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 99
Theater Release: 27 Apr 2012
Video Release: 21 Aug 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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The movie Bernie is written in a mockumentary format, as are the equally sarcastic films A Mighty Wind and The Truman Show.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Bernie

Release Date: 21 August 2012

Bernie releases ton Blu-ray with the following extras:

- True Story to Film behind-the-scenes featurette

- The Gossips featurette on Carthage’s real-life townspeople

- Special performance of “Amazing Grace” by Jack Black

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