Bernie - a King-esque story
I saw Bernie a few nights ago and wanted to put in a good word for it. :y: Anyone seen it?
For those who haven't, Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, and Matthew McConnaughey are the leads...and the townspeople of Carthage, TX (as themselves, most of the time) are a study in characters. They're wonderful.
-Black plays Bernie Tiede, a fundamentally nice fellow in small-town Texas, who feels sorry for the recently-bereaved Margery Nugent and befriends her. To say the Widow Nugent isn't well-liked in town would be an understatement. So when Bernie shoots Marge in a fit of frustration and then is horrified at what's he done, he hides her body in a deep-freeze and attempts to maintain a status quo with the people in her life....but no one in town worries too much that they haven't seen Marge in a while. McConnaughey plays the
bloodhound D.A. who ultimately locks up Bernie ten months after the murder, but the journey from befriending to prison is mesmerizing....because it's true.
-I thought of Mr. King's works when I saw this. Bet he'd dig it if he hasn't seen it.
New York Times review: http://movies.nytimes.com/2012/04/27...aine.html?_r=0