Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey
In Richard Linklater’s dark and wildly funny Bernie, Jack Black plays Bernie Teide, a real-life mortician who kills the wealthy widow that he recently befriended. But Teide isn’t caught right away; instead, he makes excuses to the townsfolk as to why she's no longer around, and uses her large fortune to donate to people in need. When Teide is put on trial, the town comes to his defense, claiming that the old woman was hated by everyone and deserved to die. More than a pitch-black comedy, Bernie is a study in perception, and how people view murder when it’s perpetrated by someone they like against someone they despise. It also contains the performance of Black's career.