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Bernie

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. »

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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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Bernie is rated PG-13: for some violent images and brief strong language.

Director: Richard Linklater
Cast: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
Studio: 2012 Millennium Entertainment
Website: Official site for Bernie.

Detailed Review

We are first introduced to Mr. Bernie Tiede (played by Jack Black) when he shows a group of students learning the mortician trade how to cosmetically prepare a body… 
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Why Is Bernie Rated PG-13?

Violence: A scene details the cosmetic preparation of a body for a funeral. A… 
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Talk It Over

Bernie Tiede amazing crime has sparked great curiosity, including a newspaper article published… 
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Video alternatives / Home Video Bonus Features

The movie Bernie is written in a mockumentary format, as are the equally sarcastic… 
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