Posts Tagged ‘Bernie’
Independent movies usually conjure up thoughts of serious dramas, documentaries and other heady films such as “Following,” “The Blair Witch Project” and “Donnie Darko.” However, it’s not all heavy intellectual discourse in the indie movie world. Comedies are alive and well, and you’ve probably seen funny pictures and clips of some of the best independent comedies. If you’re new to the indie movie scene and you want to know where to start, here are four indie comedies you need to experience:
Richard Linklater’s (Dazed and Confused) new dark comedy Bernie has a trailer below and it’s delightfully weird. Jack Black is pretty great in most things he does, but it’s Matthew McConaughey here with his shirt on finally that had me laughing. He needs to do more comedy, as does Shirley MacLaine who looks to have a few crabby scenes reminding me of Anne Ramsey.
Based on a true story out of Carthage, TX, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Black) was one of the town’s most beloved residents. So it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent (MacLaine), 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. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. The people of Carthage were shocked when it was reported that Marjorie Nugent had been dead for some time, and Bernie Tiede was being charged with the murder.
Watch the trailer below, Bernie opens April 27th.