3.5

Bernie

Comedy Crime Drama


 

In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive.

Bernie is just like that 'uncle' you suspect is using his goodness to suppress a dirty secret or fetish. You can't help but like him, but at the same time you're wondering if he's wearing lingerie under his suit. This mockumentary style tale is as much about the unlikeliest of friendships, as it is about the inhabitants of the deep south and their strict moral code. It's their commentary as the events unfold that provide much of the comedy. So entertain'n you could butter my butt and call me a biscuit.

Thomas Jones

Limited Release 16th August 2012
99 mins