Shirley MacLaine Is Playing A Battle-Axe

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Who meets an untimely death as the town rejoices!

And it's based on a real story!

It's too soon for me to review Bernie, the upcoming Richard Linklater film I'm talking about.

But you may have heard it's based on the story of a small-town Texas assistant funeral director (played by Jack Black) who out of frustration offs Marjorie Nugent, the wealthy widow he's become a friend and unwitting slave to (Shirley).

The amazing thing about the real-life Marjorie's murder is that very few people noticed she was gone for months and months.

And if they did happen to notice, they really didn't mind that much since she was the most hated, loathed, and despised nightmare in town.

"The truth was that no one really cared about her because no one missed her," said one resident after the mortician's dust cleared.

And Shirley would no doubt say that Marge was off to a wondrous afterlife anyway!

So is Shirley. She's going to be on Downton Abbey, and suddenly I'm planning to watch quality television again.


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latenitebump
latenitebump

love shirley; especially, that time when she let david letterman have it on his show!

like she said: i didn´t ask to be here you were chasing after me for...to be on the show.

Steven Ira
Steven Ira

Imagine my surprise when it turned out the movie was about someone other than Shirley herself.

Parva
Parva

Playing a battleax is a risk for her????

Movielover
Movielover

Risky in that the character will not get sympathy and (probably) not look pretty are risky for an actress (or actor). At a play I saw recently, the bad guy was booed at the curtain call because the character was a jerk!

Movielover
Movielover

Shirl is always willing to take risks.  She is really an outstanding...everything.

Isis
Isis

Sounds like Guarding Tess meets Fargo or something. If Shirley's in it, I will be there (even for Bewitched. Yuck.)

Randa
Randa

Shirley is my kind of battleax.

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