Film Review: Bernie

Posted on by 5WC in Film

I always find it amazing how films just seem to vanish, how films manage to create an cloud of invisibility and how when you actually start looking at which films specific actors have been in, movies appear that you’ve never heard of or realised even existed. Nicolas Cage and Bringing Out The Dead is a prime example. As is Bernie.

You’d have thought that a film that is only 3 years old, stars: Jack Black, Matthew McConaughey and Shirley MacLaine and is directed by Richard Linklater would have made more of an impression on the world than it has. In fact, I only discovered it by pure chance, I just happened to be driving up a motorway the exact morning Chris Evans and the BBC 2 Radio 2 Breakfast Show were discussing it. And it was purely, Chris Evans’ enthusiasm and passion for it that made me decide to search it out and watch it. I didn’t bother with the trailer, I didn’t read an reviews. Solely on the basis of a radio DJ saying it was brilliant, I purchased the DVD. Read more