The Movie I Want to See This Weekend: ‘Bernie’
Jack Black plays Bernie, a beloved funeral director who’s considered the nicest guy in town. He befriends Shirley MacLaine, a cranky old widow who becomes completely dependent on him…right up until he shoots her and stuffs her body in the freezer.
Matthew McConaughey plays the district attorney who puts him away after her body is finally discovered, nine months later.
It’s based on a true story. The real Bernie Tiede couldn’t even be tried in his own town because they didn’t think they could find a jury impartial enough to convict him. He’s currently serving a life sentence. You can read more about the story HERE.
Here’s the trailer: