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In the town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town’s most beloved residents. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude. Bernie travelled with Marjorie and managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependent on Bernie struggled to meet increasing demands.

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from Entertainment Weekly's EW.com

'Bernie' poster: Jack Black as a beloved accused murderer in a true-life tale -- EXCLUSIVE

from CBS News

The Mortician, The Murder, The Movie

Bernie Tiede. 48 Hours The Mortician the Murder

Get Bernie DVD and Blu-ray release date, trailer, movie poster and movie stats. Set in small-town Texas, the story follow Bernie Tiede, a warm and soft-spoken man who works as a mortician at the local funeral home. Loved by everyone in the town for his...

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Bernie Tiede (Jack Black) to Marjorie Nugent (Shirley MacLaine): "Marjorie, please. I can understand chewing each bite of some food 25 times like chicken fried steak, but I don't think you have to chew your refried beans that many times." -- from Bernie (2012) directed by Richard Linklater

In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede was one of the town's most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent, an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs.

from the Guardian

Killer depicted in Richard Linklater's Bernie is freed – and will live in director's garage

Fans of 'School of Rock' are probably unaware that Jack Black has re-teamed with the hit family film's director Richard Linklater for another bizarre character comedy. However, this time around, their collaboration is a very different affair: the indie d

from CINEMABLEND

Bernie (2012)

Jack Black is Bernie. Filmed on location in Carthage Texas about 25 miles from Tyler. Bernie was real and we all knew the story long before Jack Black, Matthew, and Shirley recreated real life made strange