San Francisco International Film Festival 2012: “Bernie”, “Palaces of Pity” and “Women With Cows” Reviews and Trailers
“I’d never seen a movie told from the perspective of a group of gossips, but in this case it seemed like the proper narrative technique that would reveal everything you could ever really know about the town and the people involved… It was also this unconventional storytelling device that almost kept the movie from ever getting made” – Richard Linklater (Director)
Well, I for one, am very glad that this subtle (Jack) black comedy got made, Richard. Yes, as you can tell by the picture, this is no doubt a Jack Black driven vehicle, but trust me, it can be enjoyed by even those who have grown tired of Mr. Black’s Shtick, myself included.
Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, Before Sunset) tells the true story of Bernie, the beloved mortician of Eastern Texas who did a naughty thing. Told in part faux documentary and part re-enactment, the entire affair felt like a more extravagant episode of Rescue 911. This is the type of comedy where I’m sure I’ll catch more jokes upon repeat viewings. Read More…