Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Bernie (2012)

Always been a Linklater fan although he's had a few misses over the years.  He's an interesting filmmaker.  Jack Black & Shirley MacLaine are both very good in this.  A lot of the times whenever a comedic actor takes on a dramatic role there's usually a lot buzz calling for Oscar noms and such, but I doubt that will happen with Black's performance, but it is quite good.

The use of the real residents of Carthage, TX in the movie provides an inspired mix of documentary and narrative.  On a side note, Matthew McConaughey is not very good in this, but he did remind me of my former boss, complete with the same hair, huge glasses, jacket, tie, and even the gut.

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