‘Bernie’ DVD Review

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on August 17, 2012
Courtesy of Millennium Entertainment

DVD ($28.99)

If you only know Jack Black as the classroom cut-up in “School of Rock” or the lead singer of the satirical duo Tenacious D, well, you don’t know Jack—until, that is, you see a whole other side of him starring in “Bernie,” the true tale of a beloved assistant funeral director in a small Texas town, the disliked elderly widow who befriends him, and the shocking murder that turns their entire community inside-out. A critically acclaimed black comedy lauded by many critics as one of the best films of the year, it also stars Shirley MacLaine and Matthew McConaughey and comes to DVD with a bonus documentary on the real story on which the movie was based and other features, including auditions of the actual East Texans who play the “real-life” townsfolk.

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