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Apr 26, 2012

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Aug 20, 2012

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Richard Linklater


Jack Black
Shirley MacLaine
Matthew McConaughey


2012 Millennium Entertainment

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Still shot from the movie: Bernie.

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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.

Content Details

Why Is Bernie Rated PG-13?

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

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Bernie...

Violence: A scene details the cosmetic preparation of a body for a funeral. A character attempts to shoot a pesky animal. A man shoots a woman (the weapon is seen but not the impact). Later the victim’s dead body is shown (no blood or details are depicted). Characters discuss a body that has been frozen, and pictures of the corpse are shown in court. A mock car accident intended to keep students from drinking and driving includes very graphic bloody injuries.

Sexual Content: Characters debate about the gender preference of a man, as well as speculate about his relationship with an older woman. Mild sexual references are heard. Handholding and other forms of affection are seen.

Language: Frequent use of moderate profanities, mild cursing and scatological slang. One strong sexual expletive is heard. Infrequent ethno-cultural slurs.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Infrequent portrayals of alcohol use and smoking. Medical prescriptions are mentioned.

Other: Frequent portrays of Christian worship services and gospel music singing, sometimes in a sarcastically negative light.

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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.

Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Coarse Language, Violence
AB PG Coarse Language.
MB PG Not Recommeded for Young Children.
ON PG Language May Offend.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Bernie...

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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