Yesterday, my daughter Brenda had a day off. She's a nurse at the Veteran's Administration Hospital. She wanted to see a movie that was showing only at an "Art House" theater over in Minneapolis. It was her idea. I'm a St. Paul person--I don't do Minneapolis any more than absolutely necessary.
St. Paul and Minneapolis are separated by the Mississippi River but are very distinct cities. St Paul is the State Capitol so there are a lot of government buildings here as well as the History Museum, Science Museum and the State Fairgrounds. Minneapolis is bigger and livelier, and that's where the independent (or "small") films open.
All I knew about "Bernie" was that it's about a murder in a small Texas town. As it turns out, the film is a dark comedy based on real events. And, it is very funny--the funniest movie I've seen in a long time.